Macau, China, 12 Jan – The Macau government will start paying its 2011 cash handout to around 549,500 residents this month, six months earlier than last year, the Government Information Bureau (GCS) said in a statement Tuesday. According to the statement, the Executive Council – the government’s top advisory body – has finshed discussing the … Continue reading "Govt to start paying 2.34 billions patacas in lower cash handout this month"
12 Jan, 2011
Macau, China, 10 Jan – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will make an official visit to Singapore from January 10-13 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said during the visit, Chui will meet with PM Lee, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, … Continue reading "Macau chief executive to make official visit to S’pore"
10 Jan, 2011
Macau, China, 29 Dec – Macau recorded 22.69 million visitor arrivals in the first 11 months of this year, an increase of 15.1 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The majority of visitors were from Mainland China (12 million), Hong Kong (6.8 million) and Taiwan … Continue reading "Macau logs 22.7 million visitors in 11 months"
29 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 21 Dec – About 1000 protesters marched through Macau Monday, marking the 11th anniversary of its handover to China by calling for affordable housing and universal suffrage. Several hundred activists took aim at skyrocketing rents by wearing panda masks to protest against the "millions" spent on living quarters for two of the animals … Continue reading "Macau protesters call for reforms"
21 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 17 Dec – Originally budgeted at 80 million patacas (US$10 million), the construction of a 3,000-square-metre enclosure at Seac Pai Van Van Park in Coloane island for the pair of giant pandas due to arrive in Macau Saturday will finally cost 12.5 percent more then previously planned due to adjustments suggested by Sichuan … Continue reading "Macau’s panda pavillion to cost 90 million patacas"
17 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 13 Dec – The two giant pandas that the China’s central government is gifting to Macau are due be flown in from Sichuan on Saturday, but the public will need to wait for another month to see the pair after they have gone through a month-long quarantine according to The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Macau receives two giant pandas on Saturday"
13 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 13 Dec – The head of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) revealed Sunday that a bill requiring government officials to declare assets would be open for public comment this month before going to the legislature, but declined to confirm whether the bill would actually ensure the information was released to the general public. … Continue reading "Macau’s graft buster to launch consultation on asset declaration bill in December"
13 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 9 Dec – Macau’s police have netted a massive drug haul of slightly over two kilos of cocaine in a 21-year-old woman’s luggage, which they say would fetch some HK$ 2 million (US$ 250 thousand) on the streets. The suspected trafficker, a young woman from the relatively impoverished southern autonomous region of Guangxi … Continue reading "Macau’s police seize cocaine worth HK$ 2 million at airport"
9 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 6 Dec – Ethiopia’s Tekeste Nekatibeb Nurelign and Wang Xueqin from the mainland won the men’s and women’s segments, respectively, of the 29th Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon Sunday. Nurelign reached the finish line in two hours, 16 minutes and 15 seconds, grabbing the men’s full marathon’s top prize of US$15,000 and an … Continue reading "Ethiopia’s Nurelign wins Macau’s international marathon"
6 Dec, 2010
Macau, China, 29 Nov – Macau’s Choi Sut-Ian (R) won the bronze medal at the women’s 3m springboard diving final at the 16th Asian Games held in Guangzhou. Macau won six medals ( one gold, one silver and 4 bronze) in the games that closed Saturday. Macau’s athlete Paula Pereira Carion Thursday won the bronze … Continue reading "Macau wins six medals at 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou"
29 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 29 Nov – The 3rd China and Portuguese Speaking Countries Airports Conference will take place at Macau Tower on December 8-10, with some 200 delegates from Macau, Hong Kong, mainland China and the Portuguese-speaking world expected to attend the event, according to a statement by the government-controlled Macau International Airport Company (CAM). Among … Continue reading "Macau to host Sino-Lusophone airport conference"
29 Nov, 2010
Guangzhou, China, 26 Nov – Macau’s athlete Paula Pereira Carion (R1) Thursday won the bronze medal on women’s + 68Kg in Karate at the 16th Asia Games in Guangzhou. It’s the fifth medal for Macau in the Asian Games. Wednesday Cheung Pui Si Wednesday won the bronze medal of the women’s individual kata karate and … Continue reading "Paula Pereira Carion win bronze in Karate at the Asian Games"
26 Nov, 2010
Guangzhou, China, 25 Nov – Macau’s Cheung Pui Si Wednesday won the bronze medal of the women’s individual kata karate competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. Also Wednesday Macau’s Lei Kuong Cheong won the bronze medal in men’s +84KG karate games. It’s the forth medal for Macau in the Guangzhou Games. Veteran Wushu … Continue reading "Macau wins two more bronze medals in karate at the Asian Games in Guangzhou"
25 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Nov – Macau recorded 20.68 million visitor arrivals in the first 10 months of this year, an increase of 16 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Chinese mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 52.8 percent, 30.2 percent and 5.3 percent of all … Continue reading "Macau receive 20.7 million visitor arrivals in the firt 10 months of the year"
24 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 22 Nov – Macau’s flagship company Air Macau is considering diversifying its routes in the future, not only to include more mainland China cties but also the Southeast Asia region, president of the executive committee Zheng Yan said. Zheng was speaking on the sidelines of the welcome ceremony of the inaugural flight between … Continue reading "Air Macau fly to Singapore"
22 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 20 Nov – Stuart Easton cruises to a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory today, ahead of Michael Rutter, Jeremy Toye and Simon Andrews. Stuart Easton has won the 44th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix for the third year in a row after a commanding performance during the 2010 edition of the 6.2-kilometre street-racing … Continue reading "Stuart Easton win for the third year in a row the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"
20 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 19 Nov – The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place Saturday and after the first qualifying session, 12-times North West 200 winner Michael Rutter of Team of Paris-AXA Ducati is in provisional pole position with a lap of two minutes 25.245 seconds. Rutter sits two-tenths ahead of 27-year-old Stuart Easton who is riding … Continue reading "Rutter leads from the front in Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"
19 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 19 Nov – Formula 3 Euro Series champion Edoardo Mortara is in Macau where he aims to take a back-toback victory. This weekend’s Macau Grand Prix is the most prestigious event on the junior single-seater calendar, where Formula 3 champions from around the world come to compete. Previous winners include Ayrton Senna, Michael … Continue reading "Mortara Targets Second Macau Grand Prix Win"
19 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 18 Nov – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Wednesday told lawmakers he intended tostrengthen the leverage of recommendations sent by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) to government bureaus and other public entities about their alleged maladministration. Chui also said that the government was drafting a bill on amending the CCAC’s organisational … Continue reading "Macau government to strenght CCAC recommendations"
18 Nov, 2010
Macau, China, 17 Nov – Macau’s government’s 2011 budget bill presented Tuesday in the Legislative Assembly provides for receipts of 79.6 billion patacas and expenditures of 57.5 billion patacas, resulting in an expected surplus of 22.1 billion patacas. Next year’s budget is up 50.7 percent from this year’s budget of 52.8 billion patacas. During the … Continue reading "2011 Macau budget foresses 22 billion patacas surplus"
17 Nov, 2010