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HK-Macau office chief urges ‘all-round’ development for Macau

Macau, China, 16 Jun – Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) Director Wang Guangya said Wednesday he hoped that Macau could work towards a well-rounded development, specifying the event and cultural industries in particular, in a bid to reach the point of becoming an international entertainment and leisure hub. On Wang’s second day of … Continue reading "HK-Macau office chief urges ‘all-round’ development for Macau"

16 Jun, 2011

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HKMAO director Wang Guangya arrives for three-day working visit

Macau, China, 15 Jun – Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council, arrived in Macau Tuesday for a three-day working visit.   Wang arrived from a three-day working visit to Hong Kong .   Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and Macau ’s principal officials, including … Continue reading "HKMAO director Wang Guangya arrives for three-day working visit"

15 Jun, 2011

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Taiwan police repatriate 122 con suspects via Macau

Macau, China, 13 Jun -Taiwan police on Saturday repatriated 122 phone and Internet scam suspects to the island via Macau on a chartered plane, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Another 100 suspects are slated to be flown back to Taiwan from Indonesia today in the operation’s second round of repatriations following a massive cross-border crime crackdown, … Continue reading "Taiwan police repatriate 122 con suspects via Macau"

13 Jun, 2011

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HK, Macau office chief to visit Macau next week

Macau, China, 8 Jun – Macau, China, 8 Jun – Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Director Wang Guangya will pay his first working visit to Macau next week, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Tuesday. According to the announcement the visit between next Tuesday and Thursday will take place at the invitation of … Continue reading "HK, Macau office chief to visit Macau next week"

8 Jun, 2011

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Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races

Macau, China, 7 Jun – China Nanhai Jiujiang team, a frequent winner of the annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races, has once again dominated the race this year, closing the three-day event Monday with another victory in the event’s 500 metre international race open category. Including Monday’s victory, the team has won the same race … Continue reading "Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races"

7 Jun, 2011

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Police bust pickpocketing racket preying on tourists

Macau, China, 7 Jun – The Public Security Police (PSP) announced Monday the arrest of 14 suspected pickpockets from the mainland allegedly involved in a legion of recent thefts in the city main thoroughfare, San Ma Lou, The Macau Post Daily reported today. A PSP spokesperson said in a press conference that all the 14 … Continue reading "Police bust pickpocketing racket preying on tourists"

7 Jun, 2011

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Beijing set to approve favorable policies for Hengqin development

Macau, China, 2 Jun – Secretary for Economic and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday that the central government would "shortly" approve favorable policies to encourage Macau businesses to invest in the Guangdong-Macau Co-operative Industrial Park in Hengqin island. Tam said he believed the green light from Beijing would come in the second half … Continue reading "Beijing set to approve favorable policies for Hengqin development"

2 Jun, 2011

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Govt expenditure rises 115 pct in Jan-April

Macau, China, 1 Jun -The government’s expenditure in the January-April period stood at 10.4 billion patacas, up 115.6 percent year-on-year, the Finance Service Bureau (DSF) announced yesterday.   The government’s revenue rose 46.5 percent year-on-year to 33.1 billion patacas in the January-April period, resulting in an overall surplus of 22.7 billion patacas, up 27.8 percent … Continue reading "Govt expenditure rises 115 pct in Jan-April"

1 Jun, 2011

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Hotels, eateries employ 16 pct of workforce

Macau, China,  27 May -Macau’s hotels, restaurants and similar businesses employed 53,921 people at the end of March, accounting for 16.1 percent of Macau ’s total workforce, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Thursday.   While 36,163 people were employed by the hospitality industry, 18,758 worked in restaurants.   The … Continue reading "Hotels, eateries employ 16 pct of workforce"

27 May, 2011

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Portuguese lawyer attacked with corrosive liquid

Macau, China, 26 May -A Portuguese lawyer was attacked Wednesday by a young man who threw corrosive liquid over him burning about a tenth of his body, informed sources told The Macau Post Daily. The Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement that it has launched an investigation into the case. The Judiciary Police said  … Continue reading "Portuguese lawyer attacked with corrosive liquid"

26 May, 2011

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Audit slams GIT over sloppy budget for Macau light rail project

Macau, China, 25 May – An audit report released Tuesday found that the government’s Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) spent 260 million patacas on the core service and construction contracts for the Macau light rail project, which were not included in the publicly announced 7.5 billion patacas (US$ 930 million) budget, which itself already has overrun. … Continue reading "Audit slams GIT over sloppy budget for Macau light rail project"

25 May, 2011

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Visitors rise 6.6 pct to 8.7 million in Jan-April

Macau, China, 24 May – Macau logged 8.77 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of this year, up 6.6 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday.   Mainlanders and Hong Kong citizens accounted for 56.4 percent and 28.4 percent of all visitor arrivals between January and April, respectively. The number … Continue reading "Visitors rise 6.6 pct to 8.7 million in Jan-April"

24 May, 2011

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World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees

Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 May – The International Gymnastics Federation(FIG) has suspended Macau and 10 other countries for failing to pay dues to the sport’s ruling body. The governing body said the 11 are Cyprus, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Macau, Macedonia, Paraguay, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan, and Yemen. FIG rules bar the countries from organizing or competing in … Continue reading "World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees"

18 May, 2011

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Noise complaints rise 14 pct to over 4,400 in 2010

Macau, China, 17 May – The number of noise complaints received by the Public Security Police (PSP) rose 13.9 percent year-on-year to 4,435 cases last year, just 59.9 percent of which resulted in an official warning, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced in a summary of its 2010 environmental statistics Monday. According to the … Continue reading "Noise complaints rise 14 pct to over 4,400 in 2010"

17 May, 2011

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Galaxy Macau opens with focus on Asian visitors

Macau, China, 16 May  – Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) held a grand opening ceremony on Sunday for its US$1.9 billion hotel resort in Macau’s Cotai Strip, focusing on Asian visitors.   Themed ‘World Class, Asian Heart’, the 550,000-square-meter Southeast Asian-style Galaxy Macau mega-resort comprises three hotel brands, namely Galaxy Hotel , Singapore ‘s … Continue reading "Galaxy Macau opens with focus on Asian visitors"

16 May, 2011

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Hotels log 1.9 million guests in first quarter

Macau, China, 16 May – Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 1.92 million guests in the first quarter, up 1.9 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotels’ average guestroom occupancy rate stood at 81 percent in the first three month, up 1.9 percent year-on-year. Hotel guests accounted … Continue reading "Hotels log 1.9 million guests in first quarter"

16 May, 2011

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Govt to pay out extra cash handout from Aug/Sept

Macau, CHina, 13 May – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Thursday that the government would start paying out its one-off extra “cash handout” from August or September. Tam made the remark after a meeting of the government’s Non-resident Workers Employment Concern Commission, which comes under the Social Affairs Co-ordination Standing … Continue reading "Govt to pay out extra cash handout from Aug/Sept"

13 May, 2011

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Macau govt launches ‘arts administration’ course

Macau, China, 12 May – A “Certificate in Arts Administration” programme, which will be subsidised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and provided by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), will cover six course segments, namely arts administration and management, cultural economics, museum studies, “appreciation of Chinese and Western art”, exhibition and event management and … Continue reading "Macau govt launches ‘arts administration’ course"

12 May, 2011

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Macau´s population density hits world-record 18,875 per sq km

Macau, China, 11 May – Macau’s population density hit 18,875 inhabitants per square kilometre at the end of March, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) this week.   Macau’s population density is understood to be the highest in the world, ahead of Monaco with 15,270 inhabitants per square kilometre. Hong … Continue reading "Macau´s population density hits world-record 18,875 per sq km"

11 May, 2011

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Macau private teachers demand more pay

They formed just part of Macau’s May Day protest. Other marchers included construction workers upset at the hiring of illegal workers because of the property boom. Around 2,000 protesters took part in what has become an annual show of social discontent in the past few years. The protest  marked the first time teachers took part … Continue reading "Macau private teachers demand more pay"

3 May, 2011

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