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Macau swine flu cases up to 333

Macau, China, 14 Aug – The Health Bureau ( SSM) announced Thursday 16 more cases of A(H1M1) flu, taking the total number of the swine flu to 333. According with the SSM the latest patients comprise 10 males and six females agede between one and 45 years. There are still 13 patients receiving treatment at … Continue reading "Macau swine flu cases up to 333"

14 Aug, 2009

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Macau’s hotel guests drop 3.2 pct in 1st half

Macau, China, 13 Aug – Macau’s 85 hotels and guesthouses checked in 3.1 million guests in the first half of this year, a year-on-year decline of 3.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. At the end of June, the total number of guestrooms in the hotel sector rose by 1,899 (+11.7 percent) … Continue reading "Macau’s hotel guests drop 3.2 pct in 1st half"

13 Aug, 2009

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Macau’s Legislature extends term to Oct 15 to debate imported labour bill

Macau, China, 12 Aug – The Legislative Assembly voted Tuesday to extend its outgoing term from this coming Saturday to October 15 in order to be able to complete its debate and vote on a government-drafted bill on the employment of non-resident workers (imported labour). The extension means that the legislature will forego its summer … Continue reading "Macau’s Legislature extends term to Oct 15 to debate imported labour bill"

12 Aug, 2009

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gives backing to Macau’s new Chief Executive

Beijing, China,11 Aug- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told today Fernando Chui Sai On, the new Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), that he had the central government’s full support, according to Xinhua News Agency.  At a meeting in the central leadership compound of Zhongnanhai, in Beijing, Wen handed Chui Sai On a … Continue reading "Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gives backing to Macau’s new Chief Executive"

11 Aug, 2009

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Chui Sai On appointed Macau Chief Executive by China’s State Council

Beijing, China, 10 Aug – China’s State Council on Monday formally appointed Fernando Chui Sai On as the new chief executive of  Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR)  following his unopposed election last July, Xinhua news agency reported today. The Chinese cabinet, made the appointment at a meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao. Wen said … Continue reading "Chui Sai On appointed Macau Chief Executive by China’s State Council"

10 Aug, 2009

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Brazil beat China and claims title of women’s volleyball GP Macao leg

Macau, China, 10 Aug – Brazil beat China 3-2 to claim the title of the 2009 World women’s volleyball Grand Prix Macau leg on Sunday in the chinese city. In the first two sets Brazil won 25-21 and 25-20 but China team looked more confident in the third and fourth sets and won 25-19 and … Continue reading "Brazil beat China and claims title of women’s volleyball GP Macao leg"

10 Aug, 2009

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Chui Sai On to get appointment letter from Chinese Premier next week

Macau, China, 07 Aug – Chief Executive-Elect Fernando Chui Sai On will be in Beijing next Monday and Tuesday, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) said in a statement. Macau’s future head of government would receive his letter of appointment from Premier Wen Jiabao and meet several other senior government officials during his two-day trip. … Continue reading "Chui Sai On to get appointment letter from Chinese Premier next week"

7 Aug, 2009

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Mandarin Oriental in Macau turns into Grand Lapa

After a few months of rebranding preparations, the venerable Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Macau has finally transformed itself into the newly named Grand Lapa Hotel. The name change took effect last Saturday, according to The Macau Post Daily. The move to rebrand the 25-year-old hotel took place after it was fully bought out by Stanley … Continue reading "Mandarin Oriental in Macau turns into Grand Lapa"

5 Aug, 2009

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Air Macau losses US$41 million in the first seven months of 2009

Macau, China, 03 Aug – Air Macau posted a loss of 72 million patacas (US$9 million) this June, one of the biggest losses since the company began its activity in November 1995. According to Radio Macau, accumulated losses up until now already reach 330 million patacas (US$41.25 million). In 2008 Air Macau posted a loss … Continue reading "Air Macau losses US$41 million in the first seven months of 2009"

3 Aug, 2009

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Up to 123 candidates from 16 groups to take part in Legislative Assembly election for direct seats

Macau, China, 30 Jul –  Up to 123 candidates from 16 civil groups in Macau will take part in the 4th Legislative Assembly Election of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) to the  12 directly-elected seats in the Assembly based on a proportional representation system. The 16 groups completed their registration procedures over the past six … Continue reading "Up to 123 candidates from 16 groups to take part in Legislative Assembly election for direct seats"

30 Jul, 2009

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Macau urged to set up liaison office in Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan, July 27 –  The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called for Macau Monday to consider establishing a liaison office in Taiwan to help bolster bilateral relations and exchanges, according to the Central News Agency. In a statement, the MAC — Taiwan’s top China policy coordinating body — congratulated Fernando Chui Sai On on his … Continue reading "Macau urged to set up liaison office in Taiwan"

27 Jul, 2009

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Macau´s new Chief Executive says overcoming the effects of the financial crisis is priority

Macau, China 27 July – Macau’s new Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday that one of the priorities of his government would be overcoming the effects of the global financial crisis. Chui Sai On said, during a press conference straight after being elected Chief Executive of Macau, that he would “be attentive” and … Continue reading "Macau´s new Chief Executive says overcoming the effects of the financial crisis is priority"

27 Jul, 2009

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Macau’s visitors down 11 percent to 10,4 million in first half of 2009

Macau, China, 27 Jul – Macau’s number  of visitor arrivals in the first half of this year dropped 11.4 percent year-on-year to 10.37 million according to information released by the Statistics and Census Services (DSEC). Mainlanders and Hong Kong residents accounted  for 49,5 percent and 32 percent of all visitors  arrivals between January and June, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitors down 11 percent to 10,4 million in first half of 2009"

27 Jul, 2009

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Fernando Chui Sai On elected Macau’s next Chief Executive

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Former  Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Fernando Chui Sai On was elected  today  as Macau’s  next  Chief Executive after getting 282 votes, or 94 per cent of the votes from the 300-member Election Committee. Fernando Chui Sai On will replace Edmund Ho Hau Wah who has governed Macau since … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On elected Macau’s next Chief Executive"

26 Jul, 2009

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Ten candidates already elected for Macau Legislative Assembly

Macau, China, 23 Jul – The Legislative Assembly Election Affairs Committee announced Wednesday that since each sector of the indirect legislative election came up with just a single list, the 10 candidates for the 10 seats at stake were “elected by default.” Vasco Fong Man Chong, who heads the committee said since there was no … Continue reading "Ten candidates already elected for Macau Legislative Assembly"

23 Jul, 2009

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Macau airport’s passengers down 22 pct in 1st half year

Macau, China, 22 Jul – Macau International Airport’s passenger movement in the first half of this year dropped 22.4 percent year-on-year to 2.06 million, the Macau International Airport Company (CAM) said in a statement Tuesday. According to the statement, the airport’s cargo throughput between January and June fell 64 percent year-on-year to just 21,701 tonnes … Continue reading "Macau airport’s passengers down 22 pct in 1st half year"

22 Jul, 2009

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Macau wins 9 medals at Lisbon edition of Lusophone Games

Lisbon, Portugal, 20 Jul – Macau won nine medals in the second edition of the Lusophone Games, which was held in Lisbon and came to an end on Sunday. Macau won a gold medal in women’s Taekwondo (67 Kg) and three silver medals in men’s and women’s volleyballl and men’s Taekwondo (80 Kg). Macau also … Continue reading "Macau wins 9 medals at Lisbon edition of Lusophone Games"

20 Jul, 2009

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Macau’s swine flu reaches 121

Macau, China, 20 Jul – Macau’s swine official flu reaches 121 Sunday, when the Health Bureau (SSM) reported 14 more confirmed cases, according with The Macau Post Daily. According to an SSM statement, the 14 latest cases comprise one imported and 13 locally contracted infections. The 14 cases comprise 12 males and two females, aged … Continue reading "Macau’s swine flu reaches 121"

20 Jul, 2009

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Expansion of Macau border to Mainland China will increase capacity to 500,000 people per day

Macau, China, 20 Jul – The Macau government announced that the expansion of the border gate checkpoint between Macau and Mainland China will be completed soon increasing the capacity from 300,000 people per day to more than 500,000. According to a Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) statement the number of immigration counters will increase from 52 … Continue reading "Expansion of Macau border to Mainland China will increase capacity to 500,000 people per day"

20 Jul, 2009

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Next Macau’s CE will consider ‘shopping vouchers’ to spur economy

Macau, China, 17 Jul – The next Macau’s chief executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday he would consider issuing “shopping vouchers” to encourage consumer spending during the economic slowdown, if he was elected to Macau ‘s top job. According to The Macau Post Daily, Chui Sai On made the remark during a meeting with … Continue reading "Next Macau’s CE will consider ‘shopping vouchers’ to spur economy"

17 Jul, 2009

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