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Hengqin Island development project between Macau and Zhuhai approved in Beijing

Macau, China, 25 Jun – The central government has given the green light to a pilot joint development project between Macau and Zhuhai on Hengqin Island, China Central Television said Wednesday. The 86 sq km island would be developed into a key base for commerce, tourism, scientific research and hi-tech industries, and would become part … Continue reading "Hengqin Island development project between Macau and Zhuhai approved in Beijing"

25 Jun, 2009

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Macau confirms further four imported cases of A H1N1 flu taking total to 12

Macau, China, 24 June – Macau’s health authorities today confirmed a further four cases of A H1N1 influenza, all imported, taking the total number of identified infections to 12. Eleven of the patients are in isolation wards in the local public hospital, but the first two cases recorded are likely to leave hospital soon. The … Continue reading "Macau confirms further four imported cases of A H1N1 flu taking total to 12"

25 Jun, 2009

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Macau visitor numbers fall 10 percent in first five months of year

Macau, China, 24 Jun – The number of visitors that travelled to Macau in the first five months of the year fell 10 percent when compared to the same period in 2008, the director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said on Tuesday. Tourism director Jose Manuel Costa Antunes, who spoke at the MGTO … Continue reading "Macau visitor numbers fall 10 percent in first five months of year"

24 Jun, 2009

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TAP and BNU take legal action to stop financial restructuring of Air Macau

Macau, China, 24 Jun – Air Macau shareholder SEAP (Serviços, Administração e Participações), a consortium that includes TAP Air Portugal and BNU (part of Portuguese banking group Caixa Geral de Depósitos), initiated legal proceedings in the Court of Macau to block the financial restructuring of the Macau airline. Carlos Pimentel, TAP’s representative at Air Macau, … Continue reading "TAP and BNU take legal action to stop financial restructuring of Air Macau"

24 Jun, 2009

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Macau confirms first case of local infection of human swine flu A H1N1

Macau, China, 23 Jun – The Macau Health Bureau today confirmed the first case of local infection of the human swine flu A H1N1, on the same day that two other cases of the virus were identified, increasing the total number of cases to eight. According to Health Bureau director Lei Chin Ion, as Macau … Continue reading "Macau confirms first case of local infection of human swine flu A H1N1"

23 Jun, 2009

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Macau confirms two more cases of A H1N1 flu taking total for territory to three

Macau, China, 22 Jun – Macau’s Department of Health confirmed over the weekend a further two cases of A H1N1 flu, or so-called swine flu, taking the number of infected people in the territory to three. The health authorities said that one of the two new cases was a female flight attendant from the local … Continue reading "Macau confirms two more cases of A H1N1 flu taking total for territory to three"

22 Jun, 2009

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Shenzhen and Macau to strengthen tourism cooperation

Macau, China, 19 Jun – The tourism authorities of Macau and the Chinese city of Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong, will carry out joint promotions in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan in 2010 to disclose the potential of the two cities was officially announced. The decision was taken on Thursday following a meeting between the  Director … Continue reading "Shenzhen and Macau to strengthen tourism cooperation"

19 Jun, 2009

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Macau still a destination for the trafficking of women according with U.S. Department of State

Macau, China, 18 Jun –  Macau is primarily a destination for the trafficking of women and girls from the Chinese mainland, Mongolia, Russia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, and Central Asia for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation,  according to a  report  by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the United States … Continue reading "Macau still a destination for the trafficking of women according with U.S. Department of State"

18 Jun, 2009

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Macau confirms first case of A H1N1 virus in Philippine citizen

Macau, China, 18 Jun – The Macau Health Bureau  confirmed today the first case of  the A H1N1 virus in the territory after a high fever was detected in a Philippine national who arrived in Macau on Wednesday. The Filipino arrived on a flight from Manila by Cebu Pacific Airlines  and the authorities are looking … Continue reading "Macau confirms first case of A H1N1 virus in Philippine citizen"

18 Jun, 2009

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Fernando Chui Sai On to be new Macau Chief Executive from 20 December this year

Macau, China, 17 Jun – Fernando Chui Sai On is set to be the new Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region of Macau from 20 December of this year for a five-year term. Confirmation of his victory came on Tuesday after he submitted his nomination list, which contained a number of signatures that were … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On to be new Macau Chief Executive from 20 December this year"

17 Jun, 2009

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Portugal forgot and neglected Macau, says former Portuguese governor

Macau, China, 16 Jun – The former and last governor of Macau, Vasco da Rocha Vieira, said on Monday that Portugal forgot and neglected the territory that was under Portuguese administration for 450 years, according with the Portuguese News Agency Lusa. General Rocha Vieira, who governed Macau until 19 December, 1999, said that Macau has … Continue reading "Portugal forgot and neglected Macau, says former Portuguese governor"

16 Jun, 2009

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Fernando Chui Sai On is likely to run alone for Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 12 Jun – Chief Executive (CE) candidate Fernando Chui Sai On is likely to run alone after Public Prosecutor-General Ho Chiu Meng announced in an interview published by the Chinese-language Macau Daily News Thursday that he will not stand in next month’s CE election. Ho Chiu Meng had been widely rumoured to be … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On is likely to run alone for Macau Chief Executive"

12 Jun, 2009

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Macau government will spend US$ 12.5 million on swine-flu vaccines

Macau, China, 11 Jun – The government will spend 100 million patacas ( US$ 12.5 million)  on the purchase of one million doses of A (H1N1) vaccines, Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion announced  Wednesday. Lei Chin Ion said the order was enough to provide two doses per resident. At the end of March, … Continue reading "Macau government will spend US$ 12.5 million on swine-flu vaccines"

11 Jun, 2009

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Respondents of a survey believe malpractices are ‘common’ in the public administration’

Macau, China, 10 Jun – Some 73.5 percent of the respondents of a survey commissioned by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) said they believed that illegalities and irregularities in the public administration were “very common” or “common” according to he Macao Post Daily. The findings of the annual survey were released by the CCAC Tuesday. … Continue reading "Respondents of a survey believe malpractices are ‘common’ in the public administration’"

10 Jun, 2009

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Several hundred Macau civil servants stage pay protest

Macau, China,  08 Jun – Several hundred low-ranking civil servants in Macau protested Saturday  against unequal pay rises for senior versus junior government employees. The Macau Civil Servants Association, headed by legislator Jose Pereira  Coutinho, lead the  march to government headquarters in the afternoon. José Pereira  Coutinho said it was unfair that salary increases being … Continue reading "Several hundred Macau civil servants stage pay protest"

8 Jun, 2009

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Political scene stable in Macau with Chui Sai On favourite to succeed Edmund Ho Hau Wah

Macau, China, 8 Jun – Despite the forthcoming change of the chief executive, the political scene in Macau will remain fairly stable according to the June report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU said that “the new administration will have a hard task in regaining public confidence, and, to that end, one … Continue reading "Political scene stable in Macau with Chui Sai On favourite to succeed Edmund Ho Hau Wah"

8 Jun, 2009

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Several hundred join the “June 4” vigil in Macau

Macau, China, 05 Jun – Several hundread people, including locals, mainlanders and foreign tourists, attended Thursday "June 4" candleligh vigil on Largo de São Domingos to commemorate  the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident. Last year only around 70 people attended the vigil organised by the Macau democratic development Association that is headed by the … Continue reading "Several hundred join the “June 4” vigil in Macau"

5 Jun, 2009

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Macau denies entry to June 4 protest leader

Macau, China, 04 Jun – Activist Wu’er Kaixi tried to reach  mainland China via Macau Wednesday but was refused entry the city by the immigration department. and spent the night in a restricted zone at Macau airport. He had been planning to hand himself to the mainland authorities to stand trial,  according with the Hong … Continue reading "Macau denies entry to June 4 protest leader"

4 Jun, 2009

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Zhuhai’s 1st confirmed swine flu patient ‘transited Macau’

Macau, China, 03 Jun – The Guangdong Health Department informed the Macau Health Bureau (SSM) Tuesday  that Zhuhai’s first confirmed swine-flu patient passed through Macau last Friday. According to an SSM statement last night, the patient went from the ferry terminal in the Outer Harbour by bus to the Barrier Gate checkpoint en route to … Continue reading "Zhuhai’s 1st confirmed swine flu patient ‘transited Macau’"

3 Jun, 2009

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Air China announces increase of US$50 million in the share capital of Air Macau

Macau, China, 2 Jun – Air China announced an increase in the share capital of Air Macau up to the amount of 400 million patacas (equivalent to approximately to US$50 million), after having reduced its capital to 1 million patacas to cover losses, according to a statement Air China published on the Hong Kong Stock … Continue reading "Air China announces increase of US$50 million in the share capital of Air Macau"

2 Jun, 2009

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