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Crimes fall 10.5 percent last year in Macau

Macau, China,  05 Feb – The number of crimes reported in Macau in 2009 stood at 12,406, down by 1,458 or 10.5 percent compared to 2008, said Thursday the Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va. The secretary said in a press conference that overall crime rate dropped by 10.5 percent including significant decreases in violent … Continue reading "Crimes fall 10.5 percent last year in Macau"

5 Feb, 2010

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China said that performance of the Macau Forum in the last two years were a success

Macau, China,  02 Feb – The director of the Department of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs under the Ministry of Commerce, Tang Wei said  Monday that the last two years of activities of the Macau Forum for Economic and Commercial Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries were a success. "We review the Forum … Continue reading "China said that performance of the Macau Forum in the last two years were a success"

2 Feb, 2010

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Macau Judiciary Police chief wants to double staff

Macau, China 29 Jan – The Judiciary Police (PJ) hopes to increase its number of employees to about 1,600, which is almost double its current number of staff, PJ Director Wong Sio Chak said Thursday. According to Wong, the Judiciary Police currently employs 835 people. He stressed that the PJ staff numbers have been increased … Continue reading "Macau Judiciary Police chief wants to double staff"

29 Jan, 2010

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Nearly 1/5 of population inoculated against swine flu

Macau, China 29 Jan – A total of 101,298 people in Macau – nearly one fifth of the population – had been inoculated against swine flu until Thursday, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced. At the end of the third quarter of last year, Macau had 541,200 inhabitants – the latest available demographics. Since June 18 … Continue reading "Nearly 1/5 of population inoculated against swine flu"

29 Jan, 2010

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Jackson Chang appointed president of IPIM

Macau, China, 27 Jan – Cheong Chou Weng was appointed today as president of the Board of Directors of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) replacing Lee Peng Hong that headed the institute since 1999. The appointment was gazetted today and will take effect from 1st February. Cheng Chou Weng, alias Jackson Chang, is … Continue reading "Jackson Chang appointed president of IPIM"

27 Jan, 2010

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Macau Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors

Macau, China, 27 Jan – More then 50 representatives of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) around the world started Tuesday a meeting in Macau to  discuss "strategies and tactics" to promote the Special Administrative Region abroad and attract more visitors. The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said in a meeting with … Continue reading "Macau Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors"

27 Jan, 2010

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Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year

Macau, China 25 Jan – Macau receive 21.7 million visitors last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent on 2008, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced. Mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 50.5 percent, 30.9 percent and 5.9 percent of all visitor arrivals last year, respectively. The number of Hong Kong visitor arrivals – … Continue reading "Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year"

25 Jan, 2010

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Macao Science Center to open next Monday

Macau, China, 22 Jan – The Macao Science Center (MSC) designed by famous US-Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei and his two sons’ Pei Partnership Architects will be open next Monday after more than 4 years of work. At a cost of 337 million patacas (US$ 42.13 million) the MSC is located at the waterfront next … Continue reading "Macao Science Center to open next Monday"

22 Jan, 2010

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Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis

Macau, China, 20 Jan – Budget airline Viva Macau received a government bailout loan package of  200 million patacas (US$ 25 million) to ensure their operations in the wake of last year financial crisis. The loan facility was issued by the government’s Industry Development Fund and is secured against the airline’s shares and assets, Secretary … Continue reading "Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis"

20 Jan, 2010

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Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island

Macau, China, 19 Jan – Macau’s state-of-the-art panda pavilion in Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane island open its doors Tuesday, but the general public will have to keep waiting for a little longer before they can get a glimpse of the panda pair Hoi Hoi and Sum Sum. Sichuan-born panda male Hoi Hoi and … Continue reading "Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island"

19 Jan, 2010

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Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route

Macau, China, 14 Jan – Indonesia-based Mandala Airlines, a low-cost company that last year started operating the route Macau-Jakarta, has suspended all its flights Thursday. The budget carrier, which operated three round trips per week to Macau, is planning to request a suspension of payment obligation to the Commercial Court allowing its management to restructure … Continue reading "Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route"

14 Jan, 2010

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Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair

Lisbon, Portugal, 12 Jan – Macau is once again present at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL), represented by a 54 square metre stand that publicises its attractions from the double standpoint of historic-cultural heritage and business tourism, according to Macauhub. Besides showcasing Macau’s tourism potential, the stand also counts official representatives from the Chinese provinces … Continue reading "Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair"

12 Jan, 2010

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China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals

Macau, China, 11 Jan –  World number one male table tennis player Ma Long from China defended his title at the seasonal final here on Sunday while his compatriot Guo Yan held on the champion in women’s singles either. According  to Xinhua News Agency it was the first time in the 14-year history of the … Continue reading "China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals"

11 Jan, 2010

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Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009

Macau, China, 8 Jan – The Macau airport handled 4.25 million passengers in 2009 representing less than 16.6 percent on the previous year, according to the chairman of the Macau International Airport Company (CAM). During the same period CAM processed 52,000 tonnes of cargos and logged 40,000 aircraft movements. Deng Jun also acknowledged that compared … Continue reading "Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009"

8 Jan, 2010

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Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Macau Trade and Investment Institute (IPIM) will soon have a new president. Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, told the media Wednesday that Lee Peng Hong is leaving the IPIM presidency but declined to say who will replace Lee. "It is only a job arrangement. It is … Continue reading "Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency"

7 Jan, 2010

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ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Top table tennis players across the world will compete in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals slated from today until  January 10 in Macau, announced the Sports Institute. In both men’s and women’s singles, China remains as favourite for the top honor, as top-ranked Ma Long and No. 3 Ma … Continue reading "ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao"

7 Jan, 2010

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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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