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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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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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Number of visitors to Macau falls 9.6 percent in first quarter

Macau, China, 24 Apr – Macau received 5.4 million visitors in the first quarter of the year, 9.6 percent less than the same period in 2008, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said on Friday. The number of people that visited Macau between January and March of this year came to 5,454,170. Of this number, … Continue reading "Number of visitors to Macau falls 9.6 percent in first quarter"

24 Apr, 2009

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Government spends US$421 million to help residents face world financial crisis

Macau, China, 24 April – The Macau government plans to spend US$421 million (3.37 billion patacas) on its plan to distribute subsidies and health coupons to the population as a way of helping residents deal with the world financial crisis, officials said Thursday. A statement issued by the Government Information Bureau said that the government … Continue reading "Government spends US$421 million to help residents face world financial crisis"

24 Apr, 2009

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China Sonangol and CIF sponsored Angolan driver Luís Sá Silva to race in Europe and Asia

Macau, China, 23 Apr – The Angolan driver,  Luis Sa Silva at the wheel of a Renault Tatuus 2000 is due to take part in the second race of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup on the 24, 25 and 26 April in Hockenheim, Germany. Luis Sa Silva, who is a Macau resident, is … Continue reading "China Sonangol and CIF sponsored Angolan driver Luís Sá Silva to race in Europe and Asia"

23 Apr, 2009

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Macau former secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long gets 28 years in prison

Macau, China, 22 Apr – Macau’s Court of Final Appeal sentenced today former Macau secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long to 28 and a half years in jail for bribe-taking and money laundering. Ao, 52, was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to 27 years in January 2008 after being found guilty of … Continue reading "Macau former secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long gets 28 years in prison"

22 Apr, 2009

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Wen Jiabao praises measures taken by Macau, though notes global financial crisis will continue

Macau, China, 20 Apr – China’s Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, praised the Macau government’s efforts in facing the global financial crisis, though noted that the situation is going to continue for some time. Wen Jiabao spoke on Saturday in Boao, in the province of Hainan, in the south of China, during a meeting with Chief … Continue reading "Wen Jiabao praises measures taken by Macau, though notes global financial crisis will continue"

20 Apr, 2009

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Macau government to grant permanent residents US$750 each as international financial crisis subsidy

Macau, China, 17 Apr – The Chief Executive of Macau, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, said Thursday that the government plans to grant each permanent resident 6,000 patacas (US$750) to aid the population during the current international financial crisis. Ho, who was speaking at the Macau Legislative Assembly, said it is proposing to grant non-permanent residents … Continue reading "Macau government to grant permanent residents US$750 each as international financial crisis subsidy"

17 Apr, 2009

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Construction of Zhuhai’s Ocean World in Hengqin island, to start in December

Macau, China, 13 Apr – The construction of  a 143-hectare Zhuhai Ocean World in Hengqin island, near Macau, is due to begin in December after  passed its preliminary environmental impact assessment,  according with the Macao Daily News. The Macau paper said that  preparation work is under way for a more detailed environmental study before construction … Continue reading "Construction of Zhuhai’s Ocean World in Hengqin island, to start in December"

13 Apr, 2009

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Macau government earmarks US$13 million to support tourism sector

Macau, China, 13 Apr – The government of Macau is going to grant around US$12.5 million (100 million patacas) in subsidies over the next six months to help the tourism sector, Manuel Costa Antunes, the Director of Macau’s Tourism Services, said at the end of meeting aimed at studying proposals to help the tourism industry. … Continue reading "Macau government earmarks US$13 million to support tourism sector"

13 Apr, 2009

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Funding boost to Sport Development Fund to increase physical activity in Macau

Macau, 09 Apr – The Macau government will increase spending this year on a campaign to encourage residents to increase their fitness levels and utilise public sports facilities. More than MOP 407 million will be invested this year in the Macau Sport Development Fund to support everything from elite sporting events, like the Hong Kong … Continue reading "Funding boost to Sport Development Fund to increase physical activity in Macau"

9 Apr, 2009

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Macau the forth ‘least corrupt’ among 14 Asian economies according with PERC

Macau, China, 09 Apr – A survey released by the privately owned Political & Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) in Hong Kong yesterday ranked Macau the fourth “least corrupt” among 14 Asia economies according with the Macau Post Daily. In the ranking, Singapore , Hong Kong and Japan finished in first, second and third place, respectively. … Continue reading "Macau the forth ‘least corrupt’ among 14 Asian economies according with PERC"

9 Apr, 2009

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Macau IFT to launch a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management

Macau, China, 9 May – The Macau Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT)  will offer a new Bachelor’s degree programme in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management in September, for the academic  2009/10 year, to meet the demand for human resources from the sector. "With the openings of several large-scale shopping arcades in Macau, the industry will … Continue reading "Macau IFT to launch a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management"

8 Apr, 2009

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Macau not a tax haven and complies to all international rules, says SARM government

Macau, China, 6 Apr – The Macau secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, said that the Chinese Special Administrative Region is not a tax haven and complies with current legislation regarding tax issues, helping international efforts in combating money laundering. The statements made by Francis Tam, disclosed by the Macau Government Information … Continue reading "Macau not a tax haven and complies to all international rules, says SARM government"

6 Apr, 2009

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