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Govt says e-payment rising fast in city

There are over 8,000 mobile payment terminals set up in shops in Macau, Economic Services (DSE) Director Tai Kin Ip said Tuesday, pointing out that as e-payments are rising fast in the city, the government is studying the possibility of supporting small business owners planning to install the required equipment.

25 Apr, 2018

#Business

Vice-PM urges local govt to follow Xi’s guidelines, improve residents’ lives

Vice Premier Han Zheng Tuesday urged the local government to administer Macau strictly in line with the guidelines laid out by President Xi Jinping during his visit for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR).

25 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Customs to upgrade equipment to tackle seaborne crime

The Macau Customs Service will upgrade its equipment and introduce new technology to enhance security on the sea, the Customs Service said in a statement Monday.

24 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Mainland visitors rise 13 pct in Q1

Macau recorded 6.03 million mainland Chinese visitor arrivals in the first quarter, up percent year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement Monday.

24 Apr, 2018

#Tourism

Legislature studies possible national security law amendments: speaker

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng says that the legislature is studying possible amendments to Macau’s local national security law – the Law on the Defence of National Security.

23 Apr, 2018

#Politics

All top officials of the government to visit Beijing for training

The five secretaries of the Macau government will be sent to Beijing between 21 and 25 April to take part in an intensive training course in the Chinese Academy of Governance regarding national development strategies and political awareness, according to a statement released by the Government Information Bureau.

22 Apr, 2018

#Politics

People smuggler hides man in suitcase: customs  

The Macau Customs Service said in a statement Thursday that its officers busted an illegal immigration case in which a mainlander tried to smuggle a compatriot hidden inside a suitcase through the Barrier Gate border checkpoint on Wednesday.

20 Apr, 2018

#Social Affairs

Govt warns public of cryptocurrency scams

The Judiciary Police (PJ) urged the public Thursday to be wary of suspected cryptocurrency investment frauds.

20 Apr, 2018

#Economy

Population density dips to 21,100

Macau’s population density dropped from 21,400 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2016 to 21,100 last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement Thursday.

19 Apr, 2018

#Social Affairs

Macau now better prepared for typhoons: govt

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said Thursday that Macau has improved its capabilities to respond to typhoons and carry out disaster relief measures, based on the lessons learnt from Super Typhoon Hato last year, so that it is now much better prepared for typhoons than in the past.

19 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Macau ready for Greater Bay Area development: Chief Executive

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, Tuesday said the government has readied resources in order for the community to take part in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

18 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Reciprocal driving-licence to benefit locals: Chui  

Chief Executive Chui Sai On stressed Tuesday that the government’s plan to sign a reciprocal driving-licence recognition deal with the mainland aims to benefit local residents by making it more convenient for them to work and do business on the mainland.

18 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Graffiti defaces plinth of Camões bust: IC

 Graffiti has been scrawled on the plinth on which the bronze bust of Luís de Camões stands in Camões Garden, according to a statement by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) Tuesday.

18 Apr, 2018

#Culture

Wong wants to establish government ‘unit’ to enforce national security laws

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said on Monday there was a need to establish a unit specifically for the enforcement of Macau’s local national security law.

17 Apr, 2018

#Politics

All bus rides to cost MOP 6 from Saturday onwards

All passengers paying with cash will have to pay MOP six per trip on all routes while passengers using Macau Pass will have to pay MOP three on regular routes.

17 Apr, 2018

#Social Affairs

National security & local security are interrelated

Wong said that the local national security law does not specify detailed procedures concerning the enforcement of the law.

16 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Liaison chief calls for improved mechanism to safeguard national security

Zheng Xiaosong noted that Sunday (April 15) was National Security Education Day as stipulated by the country’s National Security Law.

16 Apr, 2018

#Politics

Anima Macau receives MOP 1.9 million in funding from Macao Foundation

Albano Martins explained that the MOP1.9 million in funding will sustain the association – which looks after 700 cats and dogs – until the end of June.

16 Apr, 2018

#Social Affairs

Stanley Ho to retire, Daisy Ho to chair SJM Holdings

Stanley Ho Hung Sun will step down from his flagship casino company SJM Holdings, the company said Thursday, as the 96-year-old mogul hands over the reins to his daughter Daisy. 

13 Apr, 2018

#Gaming

Gloria Ung appointed Deputy Secretary-General of Forum Macao

Gloria Batalha Ung will accumulate her new Forum role with the present position she holds at the IPIM.

13 Apr, 2018

#Politics