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President of Guinea Bissau visits Macau

Macau, China, 17 Sept – The president of Guinea Bissau, João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira, is due Friday to arrive in Macau on a three-day visit at the invitation of the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region of China, Edmund Ho. According to Radio Macau, Vieira’s schedule in the SAR includes a meeting with Ho … Continue reading "President of Guinea Bissau visits Macau"

17 Sep, 2008

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20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest starts Saturday[:zh]第二十届“澳门国际烟花比赛汇演”周六拉开帷幕 [:]

Macau, China, 12 Sept – Representatives from Germany, South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Taiwan, the Philippines, France, Australia and China will participate from Saturday at the 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. The contest will open at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower with displays from Germany and South Korea … Continue reading "20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest starts Saturday[:zh]第二十届“澳门国际烟花比赛汇演”周六拉开帷幕 [:]"

12 Sep, 2008

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Macau International Airport to invest US$625 million in expansion plans

>Macau, China, 11 Sept – Macau International Airport (MIA) is planning to expand its facilities in the medium-term in an investment estimated at 5 billion patacas (US$625 million), MIA marketing director Antonio Rato said Wednesday in Macau. Rato, who spoke on the sidelines of a seminar on the development of aviation business in Macau, said … Continue reading "Macau International Airport to invest US$625 million in expansion plans"

11 Sep, 2008

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Car ban for proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge motorists reported Macau Closer

Macau, China, 11 Sept – Motorists planning to use the proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge would not be allowed to enter Macau, according to a local media report. Macau Closer reported that drivers travelling to Macau would have to park their cars at a parking station and use public transport to enter the city. Director of … Continue reading "Car ban for proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge motorists reported Macau Closer"

11 Sep, 2008

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Florence Loi voted Miss Macau 2008

Macau, China, 8 Sept – Florence Loi, 23 year-old marketing operations trainer, was voted Sunday Miss Macau 2008 in a show that was held at the Venetian Macau Resort. Florence Loi, who was also voted Miss Photogenic, is also expected to participate in the Miss International 2008 pageant on the 8 November in Macau. The … Continue reading "Florence Loi voted Miss Macau 2008"

8 Sep, 2008

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Collision between Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and fishing boat causes one death and two injured

Macau, China, 3 Sept – One person died and two others were injured Tuesday in a collision between a Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and a Chinese fishing boat 7.5 nautical miles from Macau, Macau´s Maritime Administration (Capitania dos Portos) said. The accident took place in the waters of the jurisdiction of Chinese municipality Zhuhai, … Continue reading "Collision between Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and fishing boat causes one death and two injured"

3 Sep, 2008

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Macau government restricts entry of mainland Chinese tourists starting Monday

Macau, China, 1 Sept – As of Monday tourists from mainland China will only be authorised to remain in Macau for seven days instead of the 14 days previously allowed, according to measures announced by the territory’s police force, Polícia de Seguranca Publica(PSP) According to the police, the new measures announced last July are meant … Continue reading "Macau government restricts entry of mainland Chinese tourists starting Monday"

1 Sep, 2008

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Macau Tourism launches campaign in the Philippines to attract more visitors and businessmen

Macau, China, 1 Sept – The Macau Tourism office plans to launch a campaign this month in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to attract more visitors and businessmen to the Special Administrative Region of China, officials said at the weekend. The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) campaign will take place between 4 and 14 … Continue reading "Macau Tourism launches campaign in the Philippines to attract more visitors and businessmen"

1 Sep, 2008

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Around 17.6 million tourists visit Macau in first seven months of 2008

Macau, China, 21 Aug – Around 17.6 million visitors entered Macau in the first seven months of the year, which was a year on year rise of 18.5 percent, officials said. According to the Macau Statistics and Census Bureau, of that total 10.3 million were from China. According to the Bureau, between January and July, … Continue reading "Around 17.6 million tourists visit Macau in first seven months of 2008"

22 Aug, 2008

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International consulting companies apply to do feasibility study for second phase of Macau railway

Macau, China, 20 Aug – Three international consulting companies have applied to carry out the feasibility study of the second phase of the Macau light railway, construction of which is due to begin in 2009, government officials said. British company Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong, US company Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) and Hong Kong consultancy, … Continue reading "International consulting companies apply to do feasibility study for second phase of Macau railway"

21 Aug, 2008

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Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho warns of difficult times ahead

Macau, China, 15 Aug – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho called Thursday for local companies to refrain from firing staff and hiking prices, despite rising inflation and the fragile international business climate. Speaking in the annual questions and answers session in Macau’s Legislative Assembly, Ho said inflation would persist for some time, announcing the government … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho warns of difficult times ahead"

15 Aug, 2008

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Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong to fund Pearl River bridge

Guangzhou, China, 6 Aug – Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong have agreed to jointly fund the building of a bridge to link the three regions with mainland China bearing the brunt of the project, estimated at 3.7 billion euros. Following a meeting in Guangzhou, Donald Tsang, chief executive of Hong Kong, said the bridge will … Continue reading "Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong to fund Pearl River bridge"

9 Aug, 2008

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Macau receives almost 15 million visitors in the first half

Macau, China, 22 July – Macau received 14.92 million visitors in the first half of 2008, which was a rise of 18.1 percent against the same period of 2007, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Monday in Macau. The number of visitors from mainland China was 8.77 million, or a rise of 27.1 percent … Continue reading "Macau receives almost 15 million visitors in the first half"

22 Jul, 2008

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Govt curbs mainland China transit traveller´s stay in Macau

  Macau, China, 16 Jul – The Public Security Police (PSP) announced yesterday a string of measures to restrict the stay of transit travellers from mainland China in Macau. According with the announcemnt, the new measures are meant to render ” more efficient” he control of mainland passport holders transiting through Macau to a third … Continue reading "Govt curbs mainland China transit traveller´s stay in Macau"

16 Jul, 2008

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Govt to spend US$ 100 million to cushion most vulnerable from inflation

Macau, China, 12 March – The Macau government announced on Tuesday that it is making available 814 million patacas (US$ 101 million) for a string of financial support measures to alleviate the impact of inflation among the territory’s most needy citizens. Inflation in Macau hit 8.3 percent in January, the highest level recorded since 1999. … Continue reading "Govt to spend US$ 100 million to cushion most vulnerable from inflation"

15 Jul, 2008

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Macau International Fireworks Contest will he held in September with 10 participants

Macau, China, 14 Jul – The 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held on September with ten national teams, announced Monday Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, director of Macau Government Tourism Office. Costa Antunes said that the contest will be held on September 1,14,20 and 27 as well on Chinese National Day on October 1st. … Continue reading "Macau International Fireworks Contest will he held in September with 10 participants"

15 Jul, 2008

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Macau and Hong Kong to make cross-border travel by residents easier

Macau, China, 1 July – The residents fo Macau and Hong Kong will be able to move between their borders with greater ease in the short term, the Macau secretary for the Economy and Finance said Monday. He said that there was a bilateral consensus, “on the procedures and ease of entry and exit of … Continue reading "Macau and Hong Kong to make cross-border travel by residents easier"

4 Jul, 2008

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Macau tourism focuses on Heritage

acau, China, 26 June – The Historical Centre of Macau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will continue to be one of the most important aspects to attract tourists to the territory, according to Macau’s marketing strategy for 2008. João Costa Antunes, Macau’s director for tourism said, at a meeting with Macau’s 16 tourism … Continue reading "Macau tourism focuses on Heritage"

2 Jul, 2008

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Macau and Zhuhai to jointly develop Hengqin island

Macau, China, 5 Dec – The governments of Macau and the Chinese province of Guangdong said Thursday in Zhuhai that they would put together a working group to study the development of Hengqin island, located in front of Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau. Hengqin occupies an area of 86 square kilometres, the largest of … Continue reading "Macau and Zhuhai to jointly develop Hengqin island"

12 May, 2008

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China sets new restrictions on Guangdong residents to visit Macau

Macau, China, 3 Sept – Residents of the province of Guangdong can only obtain a visa to visit Macau every three months, the Hong Kong South China Morning Post reported Thursday. The English language Hong Kong newspaper also reported these new restrictions went into effect on 1 October and travel agents in Guangdong have already … Continue reading "China sets new restrictions on Guangdong residents to visit Macau"

10 Mar, 2008

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