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Macau, HK ink pact on arbitration co-operation

Macau and Hong Kong Monday signed an arrangement to provide mutual recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in both places. The pact was signed by Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man and her Hong Kong counterpart Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Macau government. Under the … Continue reading "Macau, HK ink pact on arbitration co-operation"

8 Jan, 2013

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Lawmakers slam govt’s oversight of telecom services

Several lawmakers Monday criticised the government for its alleged failure to supervise the city’s telecom services as there were five major network failures last year with telecom operator CTM having three of them, the last one in late December andrival operator Hutchison having two. During a Q&A session in the legislative hemicycle, directly-elected lawmaker Lee … Continue reading "Lawmakers slam govt’s oversight of telecom services"

8 Jan, 2013

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Safety will be paramount, Macau Grand Prix chief guarantee

Macau Grand Prix coordinator , João Costa Antunes said Friday that safety will be top of the agenda as the Macau Grand Prix celebrates its 60th anniversary in November this year. “Safety is always our first priority,” said  Antunes, who has been the MGP coordinator for the last 25 years. “I had a meeting with … Continue reading "Safety will be paramount, Macau Grand Prix chief guarantee"

7 Jan, 2013

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Govt prepares by-law on supply of recycled water

The government said yesterday it expected a by-law on the supply of recycled water to be completed later this year and to put the service out to public tender next year. Maritime Administration (CP) Director Susana Wong Soi Man made the remarks during a press conference at the CPheadquarters in Barra, The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Govt prepares by-law on supply of recycled water"

7 Jan, 2013

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Govt mulls making seatbelts compulsory on jetfoils

Maritime Administration (CA) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said at the CA headquarters Sunday that as a result of the ferry crash on December 29 in which 26 people on a jetfoil were injured, the government might take measures to ensure passenger safety by enforcing the use seatbelts during ferry trips. Wong said that the … Continue reading "Govt mulls making seatbelts compulsory on jetfoils"

7 Jan, 2013

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Macau lawmakers pass income and asset declaration bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed the amended income and asset declaration bill drafted by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) after its second reading and vote. Commissioner Against Corruption Vasco Fong Man Chong admitted during the meeting that the law was not a “panacea” which could cure all ills in society. The bill will take … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers pass income and asset declaration bill"

4 Jan, 2013

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Chef Executive vows to improve administration

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said in a New Year’s message that the government still needed to improve its administration. The Government Information Bureau (GCS) released Chui’s message Monday to mark New Year’s Day. Chui said in the message that the local economy and civil society had developed in a stable manner and continuously … Continue reading "Chef Executive vows to improve administration"

2 Jan, 2013

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Macau’s visitor arrivals down 1.8 pct year-on-year in November

Macau’s visitor arrivals decreased by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 2,374,110 in November 2012, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Of all the arrivals in November, 51.1 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors stood at 1.0 day, up by 0.1 day year-on-year, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals down 1.8 pct year-on-year in November"

2 Jan, 2013

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China to start new mainland pass for HK, Macau residents

The Ministry of Public Security of China will start issuing a new pass for Hong Kong and Macau residents to use to travel to the mainland, according to a statement from the ministry on Sunday. From today, Hong Kong and Macao residents can apply for the new pass that features upgraded anti-counterfeiting technology, including an … Continue reading "China to start new mainland pass for HK, Macau residents"

2 Jan, 2013

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Government satisfies only 35% of the population according with survey

Only about 35 percent of 798 local respondents said that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the overall performance of the government this year, according to the results of a survey released THursday. The survey also found that about 50 percent of the respondents said that the performance of the government this year was … Continue reading "Government satisfies only 35% of the population according with survey"

28 Dec, 2012

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New tourism office director confident Macau can handle more visitors

Newly appointed Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena da Senna Fernandes said Wednesday at her swearing in ceremony in the Tourism Activity Centre that Macau would see a further growth in terms of the number of tourists visiting the city, but contended that Macau is still capable of handling the increase. Senna Fernandes … Continue reading "New tourism office director confident Macau can handle more visitors"

27 Dec, 2012

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Taiwanese Uni Air launched Taichung-Macau service

Taiwan-based Uni Air launched its Taichung-Macau service on Tuesday amid local airlines’ increasing interests in tapping the market. A subsidiary of EVA Air, Taiwan’s second largest airline company, Uni Air became the second Taiwanese carrier, after Mandarin Airlines, to offer service between central Taiwan’s biggest city and the gambling heaven Macau. Uni Air’s bid will … Continue reading "Taiwanese Uni Air launched Taichung-Macau service"

26 Dec, 2012

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2013 will bring to Macau new opportunities but also risks says Chief Executive

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that Macau would “face new opportunities but also higher risks” next year due to the “complexities in the global economy”. In face of doubts clouding the worldwide prospects, Chui said the administration would first ensure the stability of public finances and the employment of Macau residents. During his … Continue reading "2013 will bring to Macau new opportunities but also risks says Chief Executive"

26 Dec, 2012

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New MGTO director want more tourism attractions in less-visited parts of Macau

The new director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes said last Wednesday (20) she want more tourist attractions in the less-visited parts of the city. Senna Fernandes, who took up her post from Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, said her office aimed to “enrich the tourism elements of the entire city … Continue reading "New MGTO director want more tourism attractions in less-visited parts of Macau"

26 Dec, 2012

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NPC official calls for harmony between nation’s 2 systems

Li Fei, deputy director of the Committee for the Macau Basic Law under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said Tuesday that the country’s two systems [the mainland’s socialist system and Macau’s capitalist system] should coordinate with each other rather than contradict each other. According to The Macau Post Daily, Li made … Continue reading "NPC official calls for harmony between nation’s 2 systems"

19 Dec, 2012

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Macau survey show 64 pct of the population ‘happy’ with post-handover decade

Macau, China, 18 Dec – Some 64 percent of local people are "happy" with the 10 years following Macau’s return to the China, according to a survey released Thursday by the General Association of Trade Unions of Macau (AGOM). According to The Macau Post Daily, 29 percent had ‘no comment," just five percent said they … Continue reading "Macau survey show 64 pct of the population ‘happy’ with post-handover decade"

18 Dec, 2012

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359 elect 12 local NPC deputies among 15 candidates

A total 359 of the 364 members of the Electoral Committee to elect the local deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Monday cast their votes for Macau’s 12 NPC deputies. Nine of the ballots were invalid. There were 15 candidates. Among the 12 elected NPC deputies, comprising four females and eight males, 10 were … Continue reading "359 elect 12 local NPC deputies among 15 candidates"

18 Dec, 2012

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Beijing’s top man in Macau to be Discipline Inspection Commission member

The Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection member Li Gang, currently a vice-director and spokesman for the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing’s top representative in Macau early next year, Hong Kong media reported at the weekend. The South China Morning Post quoted  “Beijing sources” as confirming the … Continue reading "Beijing’s top man in Macau to be Discipline Inspection Commission member"

17 Dec, 2012

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Macau budget for 2013 outlines surplus of US$6.528 billion

Macau’s Legislative Assembly Thursday approved the budget proposal for 2013, which includes expenditure of 82.57 billion patacas (US$10.321 billion) and a surplus of 52.23 billion patacas (US$6.528 billion). The proposal presented by the government projects growth of 17 percent in overall revenues to 134.8 billion patacas (US$16.850 billion) and of 6.74 percent in expenditure to … Continue reading "Macau budget for 2013 outlines surplus of US$6.528 billion"

17 Dec, 2012

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Poll shows 2 policy secretaries just close to pass mark

Among the government’s five policy secretaries, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U was given the highest marks – 63.7 points, while Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man obtained just 53.5 points – merely 3.5 points higher than the “pass mark” and the lowest among the quintet, according to the findings … Continue reading "Poll shows 2 policy secretaries just close to pass mark"

14 Dec, 2012

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