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Air China announces increase of US$50 million in the share capital of Air Macau

Macau, China, 2 Jun – Air China announced an increase in the share capital of Air Macau up to the amount of 400 million patacas (equivalent to approximately to US$50 million), after having reduced its capital to 1 million patacas to cover losses, according to a statement Air China published on the Hong Kong Stock … Continue reading "Air China announces increase of US$50 million in the share capital of Air Macau"

2 Jun, 2009

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Macau Health Bureau asks citizens to avoid public places on return from their journeys

Macau, China, 1 Jun – The Macau Health Bureau on Sunday asked travelling citizens on their return to Macau to avoid public places for a period of seven days after their arrival to the territory. The aim of this measure is to stop any potential spread of the AH1N1 virus. The message was sent to … Continue reading "Macau Health Bureau asks citizens to avoid public places on return from their journeys"

1 Jun, 2009

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Candidate Chui Sai On promises to hear out people of Macau on political reform

Macau, China, 26 May – Fernando Chui Sai On, a candidate for the Chief Executive of Macau, promised to hear out the people of Macau in regards to democratic reform of the region’s political system. “If I am elected, I am going to listen to the opinions of the people of Macau and then we … Continue reading "Candidate Chui Sai On promises to hear out people of Macau on political reform"

26 May, 2009

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Macau present at 2009 Taipei Tourism Expo

Macau, China, 25 May – The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) had its own stand at the 2009 Taipei Tourism Exposition (TTE) and was also represented in another stand with the Chinese cities of Zhuhai and Zhongshan. The joint representation of Macau and the Chinese cites of Zhongshan and Zhuhai, located in the province of … Continue reading "Macau present at 2009 Taipei Tourism Expo"

25 May, 2009

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Last governor of Macau to visit China on June

Macau, China, 22 May – Portugal’s last governor of  Macau, Lt. Gen. Vasco Rocha Vieira will pay a visit to China on June 14-24, including a trip to Macau on June 14-17, the Portuguese wire service Lusa reported Thursday. According to the report, the 69-year-old retired general, have been invited by the Chinese authorities. It … Continue reading "Last governor of Macau to visit China on June"

22 May, 2009

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Macau-based airlines to offer scheduled flights to Tokyo from 2010

Macau, China, 21 May – Airlines based in Macau are going to offer scheduled flights to Tokyo from March of 2010, when the Narita International Airport increases its capacity, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (AACM). Up to now Macau airlines could operate scheduled flights to anywhere in Japan and often as they … Continue reading "Macau-based airlines to offer scheduled flights to Tokyo from 2010"

21 May, 2009

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Macau government raises swine flu alert to 2th highest level

Macau, China, 19 May- The Macau government announced Monday that the Flu Pandemic Prevention Coordination Team had raised the local pandemic alert to the 2th highest level. The Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said that the reason for the hike from Level 4 to Level 5 was community-level outbreak of A (H1N1) in … Continue reading "Macau government raises swine flu alert to 2th highest level"

19 May, 2009

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China’s State Council gives green light for Chui Sai On to run for Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 14 May – The State Council of the People’s Republic of China today approved a move by Fernando Chui Sai On to resign from his current position of Macau Secretary of Social Affairs and Culture to seek a nomination for the post of Chief Executive of Macau. The Macau Government Information Bureau said … Continue reading "China’s State Council gives green light for Chui Sai On to run for Macau Chief Executive"

14 May, 2009

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Macau Government grants around US$22 million in tourism aid

Macau, China, 14 May – The Government of Macau said it granted US$21.55 million (172.4 million patacas) to support the development of the tourism sector and attract more visitors to Macau. The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said that the aid, which goes into effect on 18 May, aims to "stimulate the tourism and leisure, business … Continue reading "Macau Government grants around US$22 million in tourism aid"

14 May, 2009

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Macau high-ranking official declares bid for Chief Executive post

Macau,  China, 12 May – Fernando Chui Sai On, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region ( SAR), Tuesday announced his decision to run for the office of third chief executive (CE), after tendering his resignation according to a Xinhua report. By law, SAR government and judicial officials who intend … Continue reading "Macau high-ranking official declares bid for Chief Executive post"

12 May, 2009

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Macau Government to start granting financial aid to its population this week

Macau, China, 12 May- The Macau Government plan to provide financial subsidies to its population will start on Friday with a grant of 6,000 patacas (750 euros) for retired citizens, pensioners, and for beneficiaries of social aid and scholarships. According to statement issued on Monday by the Macau Government Information Bureau, between 18 May and … Continue reading "Macau Government to start granting financial aid to its population this week"

12 May, 2009

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Elections for the next Macau Chief Executive set for 26 July

Macau, China, 11 May – The election of the third Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region of Macau, who will succeed Edmund Ho Hau Wa, has been set for 26 July, according to an Executive Order in the Macau SAR Official Gazette. Edmund Ho, who on 19 December ends his second and last consecutive … Continue reading "Elections for the next Macau Chief Executive set for 26 July"

11 May, 2009

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Chui Sai On ready to resign from the government and run for Chief Executive post

Macau, China, 06 May – Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Fernando Chui Sai On is preparing his resignation to run for  Chief Executive post, according with local Chinese – language Va  Kio daily. The paper said that Chui Sai On will resign in the midle of this month. The Va Kio also report  … Continue reading "Chui Sai On ready to resign from the government and run for Chief Executive post"

6 May, 2009

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Macau increases support for promoting Sichuan tourism abroad

Macau, China, 4 May – Macau is going to continue to help the Chinese province of Sichuan, which was hit by an earthquake in May of 2008, through a new package to aid the recovery of tourism in the region. After a four-day visit to Sichuan by a delegation of Macau tourism officials, the Macau … Continue reading "Macau increases support for promoting Sichuan tourism abroad"

4 May, 2009

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Macau remains swine-flu free but on full alert

Macau, China, 04 May – Macau remained free of swine flu ( H1N1) Sunday, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement released last night. However, the government said that it remained in full alert in order to prevent an outbreak of the disease. According to a SSM statement, no suspect or confirmed case of … Continue reading "Macau remains swine-flu free but on full alert"

4 May, 2009

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Macau approves 59 Sichuan reconstruction projects worth US$472 million

Macau, China, 30 Apr – The Government of Macau approved 59 reconstruction projects in the Chinese province of Sichuan, which was hit by an earthquake in May of 2008. The projects are valued at US$472 million (3.2 billion renminbi), it was officially announced on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the Macau coordinating committee … Continue reading "Macau approves 59 Sichuan reconstruction projects worth US$472 million"

30 Apr, 2009

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Macau and Zhuhai create working groups to strengthen cooperation

Zhuhai, China, 29 Apr – Officials from Macau and from the neighbouring Chinese municipality of Zhuhai said on Tuesday that they created three working groups aimed at strengthening cooperation between these two regions. The announcement was made during the first meeting of the Zhuhai-Macau Specialised Cooperation Task Force, in Zhuhai. Some topics of the topics … Continue reading "Macau and Zhuhai create working groups to strengthen cooperation"

29 Apr, 2009

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Macau announces special preventive measures against potential outbreak of swine flu

Macau, China, 28 Apr – The government of Macau decided on Monday to boost its preventive measures against a possible outbreak of swine flu ( H1N1), which was detected in Mexico and in the United States, specifically through tightened border control and hospital emergency measures. Fernando Chui Sai On, the Macau secretary for Cultural and … Continue reading "Macau announces special preventive measures against potential outbreak of swine flu"

28 Apr, 2009

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Macau announces special preventive measures against potential outbreak of swine flu

Macau, China, 28 Apr – The government of Macau decided on Monday to boost its preventive measures against a possible outbreak of swine flu ( H1N1), which was detected in Mexico and in the United States, specifically through tightened border control and hospital emergency measures. Fernando Chui Sai On, the Macau secretary for Cultural and … Continue reading "Macau announces special preventive measures against potential outbreak of swine flu"

28 Apr, 2009

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New Macau Chief Executive election date to be announced in May

Macau, China, 27 Apr – The Chief Executive of Macau, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, said that the date of the election of his replacement as head of the Macau Special Administrative Region’s government will be announced in May. Macau’s Chief Executive Election Committee, made up of 300 members, will then draw up a timetable for … Continue reading "New Macau Chief Executive election date to be announced in May"

27 Apr, 2009

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