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Nation’s top legislature passes Ho Iat Seng’s resignation as NPC deputy

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing Tuesday passed a decision to approve a request by Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng to resign from the nation’s top legislature

24 Apr, 2019

#Politics

Over 10 million visitors in Q3, up 21 pct

Macau recorded 10.36 million visitor arrivals in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year increase of 21.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday.

24 Apr, 2019

#Tourism

Easter visitor arrivals rise 39.3 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement that they recorded 556,193 visitor arrivals during the four-day Easter holiday period from Good Friday to Easter Monday, a 39.3 percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

24 Apr, 2019

#Tourism

Portuguese president to visit Macau next week: official

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will visit Macau between Tuesday and Wednesday next week (from April 30 to May 1), the local government has announced.

23 Apr, 2019

#Politics

Ho Iat Seng decides to run for Chief Executive

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng announced Thursday that he has decided to run in the chief executive election later this year as he wants to promote Macau’s economic diversification and its participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA).

19 Apr, 2019

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Government to set up ‘sovereign wealth fund’ in first half of the year: Chui

The government will set up a development and investment fund in the second half of September, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On told lawmakers Thursday.

19 Apr, 2019

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Ho Iat Seng announces candidacy for Chief Executive of Macau

The President of the Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, announced today that he intends to run for the Chief Executive position.

19 Apr, 2019

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Soong visits Macau to explore Taiwan’s chance of joining GBA

Taiwan’s veteran politician James Soong Chu-yu Wednesday said he hoped Macau and Taiwan could both grab the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area’s (GBA) development opportunity and jointly promote the nation’s rejuvenation

18 Apr, 2019

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Govt proposes adding new drugs to anti-drug law

The Executive Council announced Wednesday that the government has drafted a bill which proposes to add 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law, based on recent decisions passed by the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs that include additional 24 substances subject to international control.

18 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Sou wants legal change to avoid single CE candidacy

Lawmaker-cum-activist Sulu Sou Ka Hou told a press conference Tuesday that he has proposed a bill to amend the Chief Executive (CE) Election Law with the aim of avoiding a single CE candidacy, and in the case that there is only one candidate, the nomination process should be restarted until there are at least two candidates to choose from.

17 Apr, 2019

#Politics

Tam calls for strengthened protection of heritage sites, citing Notre-Dame blaze

In a regular meeting of the government-appointed Cultural Heritage Council Tuesday, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng called for strengthened efforts in civil society to ensure that the city’s listed cultural heritage sites are always properly protected, by citing Monday’s blaze that gutted the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

17 Apr, 2019

#Culture

More Secretaries needed in Macau government to keep up with GBA strategy : CLBrief report

With Macau nearing the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) at the end of this year – 20 years after Macau’s administration was returned by Portugal to China – there is a growing number of voices who have been calling for changes in the government structure at high leve

16 Apr, 2019

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Chui to pay weeklong visit to Portugal next month

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will pay a weeklong visit to Portugal next month, the Macau Government Spokesperson’s Office announced Monday.

16 Apr, 2019

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Macau ‘role model’ for protection of national security: liaison chief

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying said Monday that Macau was a role model for the protection of national security.

16 Apr, 2019

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Political commissar of PLA garrison leaves Macau

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Macau Garrison said in a statement Monday that Zhou Wugang, the political commissar of the army’s local garrison, has returned to the mainland for a new post in the army.

16 Apr, 2019

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Lawmakers pass bill on plastic bag charge scheme

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed the outline of a government-drafted bill which proposes the launch of a charge scheme on plastic carrier bags for retail businesses.

15 Apr, 2019

#Business

More but smaller households: survey

There are more but smaller households compared to five years ago, according to the findings of a survey announced by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) on Friday.

15 Apr, 2019

#Business

Income distribution a tad more unequal: Gini

Macau’s Gini coefficient rose by 0.01 percent from 0.35 in 2012/13 to 0.36 in 2017/18, indicating that Macau’s household income distribution has become a tad more unequal, according to the findings of a survey released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week.

15 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Macau Government defines external economic and trade cooperation in three geographic areas

The Macau government will strengthen economic and trade cooperation with the outside world, notably Latin America through Brazil, the European Union through Portugal and Africa through Angola and Mozambique, the Secretary for Economy and Finance said in Beijing.

12 Apr, 2019

#Economy

IMF projects Macau’s economy will contract slightly to 4.3% by 2019

Macau’s economy is expected to see a growth of 4.3% this year, down by 40 basis points from 4.7% in 2018, according to the latest economic forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

12 Apr, 2019

#Economy