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Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May

Macau, China, 6 Jan – The ministerial meeting of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries should be held in May, Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has stated. The meeting will coincide with the opening of the Shanghai Expo 2010 in China. The Forum’s ministerial meeting is … Continue reading "Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May"

6 Jan, 2010

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Macau lawmakers pass anti-tobacco bill

Macau, China, 6 Jan – Lawmakers Tuesday unanimously passed the general outline of a government-drafted anti-tobacco bill, according to The Macau Post Daily. The bill is set to replace an anti-tobacco law enacted in 1996. According to the bill, people will be prohibited from smoking in public places, including workplaces, hospitals, beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers pass anti-tobacco bill"

6 Jan, 2010

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Macau extends financial support until the end of March 2010 to stimulate tourism industry

Macau, China, 31 Dec – The government of Macau Wednesday announced that it has decided to extend the "Plan to Support Macau Tourism Industry" to the end of March 2010, in a bid to stimulate local leisure tourism, business tourism and the aviation industry. The overall budget of the "Plan to Support the Macau Tourism … Continue reading "Macau extends financial support until the end of March 2010 to stimulate tourism industry"

31 Dec, 2009

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Chui presents proposals for Macau to promote nation’s ‘peaceful unification’ with Taiwan

Macau, China, 31 Dec – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On presented Wednesday four proposals for Macau to play a more active role in promoting the nation’s peaceful unification with Taiwan. Chui, who took office on December 20, made the proposals in a speech at a colloquium hosted by the Liaison Office of the Central … Continue reading "Chui presents proposals for Macau to promote nation’s ‘peaceful unification’ with Taiwan"

31 Dec, 2009

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Macau to launch inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all residents

Macau, China, 29 Dec – The Macau government decided to offer inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all its residents from January 1 next year, in an effort to combat a second wave of A/H1N1 flu, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced on Monday. Chui announced the decision after the fifth meeting of Macau’s Influenza … Continue reading "Macau to launch inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all residents"

29 Dec, 2009

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Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Former Legislative Assembly president Susana Chou has been appointed a vice-director of the Macau Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), according to the China News Service (CNS). The appointment took place in Beijing last Saturday said today The Macau Post Daily. Chou replaced … Continue reading "Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee"

28 Dec, 2009

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Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to 1.89 million in November, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced last week. However, the number fell 2.9 percent from the previous month. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 53.8 percent and 26.8 percent of all visitor arrivals in November, respectively. … Continue reading "Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov"

28 Dec, 2009

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President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao said Sunday he hoped Macau’s principal officials will do a good job in administering, building and developing Macau under the leadership of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and by closely relying on the Macau people. The president expressed the hope when meeting with the principal officials … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance"

21 Dec, 2009

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1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Around 1,000 pro-democracy and pro-family reunion protesters took to Macau’s streets on the 10th anniversary of Macau’s return to Chinese administration Sunday, calling for democratic reforms and an end to government corruption. The protestors marched through the city chanting slogans and waving banners calling for an end to corruption, universal … Continue reading "1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions"

21 Dec, 2009

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Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao, who attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the new campus of the University of Macau (UM) in Hengqin Sunday, expects the facility to be top notch, according to State Councilor Liu Yangdong quoted today by The Macau Post Daily. Liu, the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s political hierarchy, … Continue reading "Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’"

21 Dec, 2009

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Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Newly inaugurated Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday that his government is considering to establish a "panda theme park" at Seac Pai Van in Coloane to house the panda pair which will be given as a gift to Macau by the central government, according with The Macau Post … Continue reading "Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane"

21 Dec, 2009

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Fernando Chui Sai On sworn in as the new Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 20  Dec –  Fernando Chui Sai On was sworn in as the new Macau Special Administrative Region Chief Executive here Sunday morning. The swearing-in ceremony was administered by China’s President Hu Jintao. The new chief executive said in a speech that he will fully implement the Basic Law, push forward diversified development of … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On sworn in as the new Macau Chief Executive"

20 Dec, 2009

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Lawmakers pass 2010 Macau’s budget bill

Macau, China, 18 Dec – The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed Thursday the government’s 22-article 2010 budget bill that provides for total revenues of 52.4 billion patacas (US$ 6.56 billion), including 33.8 billion patacas (US$ 4.23 billion) in direct gaming tax receipts. The direct gaming tax receipt is more 5.24 billion patacas when compared to the … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass 2010 Macau’s budget bill"

18 Dec, 2009

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Macau to witness its ‘biggest fireworks ever’ on Sunday

Macau, China, 17 Dec – Macau will witness its biggest fireworks ever on Sunday night in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its return to the Motherland, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, the 25-minute pyrotechnic spectacle will be accompanied by music and fired from seven locations on the … Continue reading "Macau to witness its ‘biggest fireworks ever’ on Sunday"

17 Dec, 2009

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Chinese president to arrive in Macau Saturday to appoint the new Chief Executive

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Chinese President Hu Jintao will arrive in Macau on Saturday to appoint Macau’s new government and attend the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the handover from Portugal to China. Hu Jintao will participate in a welcome dinner on Saturday night and a performance by local musicians. MacauNews agency learns … Continue reading "Chinese president to arrive in Macau Saturday to appoint the new Chief Executive"

16 Dec, 2009

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China starts building Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Construction of the world’s longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau began on Tuesday, in a bid to bolster the integration and future growth of the Pearl River Delta. Starting from Lantau Island in Hong Kong, the Y-shaped bridge, with a total length of 50 kilometers, will … Continue reading "China starts building Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge"

16 Dec, 2009

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Legislature passes bill on principal officials’ ‘cooling-off period’

Macau, China, 15 Dec – The Legislative Assembly Monday passed a government-drafted eight-article bill on "restrictions imposed on the holders of the post of chief executive and other principal government positions after leaving their posts.", according to The Macau Post Daily. The bill contains certain proscriptions on top officials taking up work in the private … Continue reading "Legislature passes bill on principal officials’ ‘cooling-off period’"

15 Dec, 2009

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President Hu Jintao predicts ‘bright future’ for Macau

Macau, China 14 Dec – President Hu Jintao, who is set to arrive here later this week to preside over celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and the swearing-in of the new local government, has forecast a "bright future" for Macau. Hu made the prediction on … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao predicts ‘bright future’ for Macau"

14 Dec, 2009

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Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu

Macau, China, 11 Dec – Macau’s Zhang Shaoling won Thursday the gold medal in the weightlifting 69kg women’s, ahead of world record holder Liu Chunhong of China, during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong. Macau’s Li Xua won a silver medal in Weightlifting 63 kg Women. Macau won already 12 medals ( 5 gold, … Continue reading "Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu"

11 Dec, 2009

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Sewage treatment plant in Taipa to produce recycled water in 2011

Macau, China, 10 Dec – Recycled water will be used for public infrastructures when the facilities of the Taipa sewage treatment plant have been upgraded in the first quarter of 2011, Chan Kwok Ho, head of the Environment Infrastructures Management Centre of the Environment Protection Bureau (DSPA), said Thursday. According to The Macau Post Daily, … Continue reading "Sewage treatment plant in Taipa to produce recycled water in 2011"

10 Dec, 2009

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