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Chui to discuss future of local Portuguese school during Portugal trip

Macau, China, 14 Jun – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will be working out how the government can financially support the Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) during his official visit to Portugal where he will be meeting with the country’s president, Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, the head of the CE office Alexis Tam Chon … Continue reading "Chui to discuss future of local Portuguese school during Portugal trip"

14 Jun, 2010

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Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe

Macau, China, 10 June – Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong plan to carry out joint promotion in Taiwan the United Kingdom and France to publicise the tourism potential of the Pearl River Delta region. The announcement was made at the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Tourism Cooperation Meeting,” which was attended by leaders of the Guangdong Tourism Administration, … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe"

10 Jun, 2010

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Macau to Revise Press and Broadcasting Laws

Macau, China, 3 Jun – The government of Macau Wednesday said it will revise the SAR’s press and broadcasting laws in two to three years. These two laws have been in place for 20 years, but the relevant press and radio and TV broadcasting committees still have not been established, and the status of local … Continue reading "Macau to Revise Press and Broadcasting Laws"

3 Jun, 2010

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Macao and Guangdong deepen cooperation with new pacts on tourism, medicine

Macau, China, 1 Jun  – The governments of Macau  and Guangdong Province on Monday signed here three pacts concerning cooperation in tourism and medicine. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua led an official delegation to attend the Guangdong-Macau Joint Co-operation Conference, where he met with the Macau’s Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On. After the meeting, the … Continue reading "Macao and Guangdong deepen cooperation with new pacts on tourism, medicine"

1 Jun, 2010

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China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing

Macau, China, 31  May – A pair of giant pandas has been selected as gift for the Macau Special Administration Region, the State Forestry Administration announced Saturday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the endangered species’ hometown. Both pandas come from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base and have been chosen … Continue reading "China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing"

31 May, 2010

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Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion

Macau, China, 25 May – Macau’s participation in the Shanghai World Exposition is an "opportunity" for the international promotion of the territory that will be made use of, the Macau chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai On. On his way to Shanghai, heading a delegation from Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On noted the importance of the … Continue reading "Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion"

25 May, 2010

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Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010

Macau, China, 25 May – Total visitor arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent year-on-year to 8.2 million in the first four months of 2010, the Statistics and Census Service said on Monday. Visitors from Mainland China (4,386,985), Hong Kong (2,421,414), and Taiwan (442,087) increased by 20.0 percent, 3.2 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. Visitors from … Continue reading "Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010"

25 May, 2010

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Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted

Guangzhou, China, 24 May – A report shows that the seawater quality of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Zhongshan, as well as Shenzhen and Zhuhai, which neighbors Hong Kong and Macau, have fallen into the category of "seriously polluted" accordint to Xinhua News Agency. The Chinese news agency said that seawater pollution remains serious in the coastal … Continue reading "Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted"

24 May, 2010

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Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta

Macau,China, 18 May  – Chief Executive of Macau Fernando Chui Sai On visit today Foshan city, the last leg of its tour to cities in the Pearl River Delta, according to a official announcement. Chui Sai On visited Monday  the cities of Jiangmen and Zhaoqing to strenght relations and exchange views with the Peal River … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta"

18 May, 2010

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University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations

Macau, China, 14 May – The University of Macau (UM) will launch a postgraduation program in International Relations and Public Policy in this coming academic year and is already enrolling students from Macau, mainland China and abroad, professor Jianwei Wang announced Thursday. "We have created this program in the last two years [….]. Now we … Continue reading "University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations"

14 May, 2010

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Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012

Macau, China, 6 May – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that he had "full confidence" in the government’s ability to keep its promise of completing 19,000 public housing flats by 2012. Lau made the remark in a meeing at the legislative hemicycle answering lawmakers’ interpellations. To meet local’s rising … Continue reading "Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012"

13 May, 2010

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Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines

Macau, China, 11 May – Around 330,000 doses of swine flu vaccine (A/H1N1), which cost the government some 44.6 million patacas (US$ 5.58) to purchase last year, are still unused and will expire in September, Lei Chin Ion, director of the Health Bureau (SSM), said Monday during a press conference. To cope with the outbreak … Continue reading "Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines"

11 May, 2010

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Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June

Macau, China, 10 May – The Chief Executive of Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On will pay an official visit Portugal 17-23 June, according to the Portuguese press in Macau. The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U accompany the Chief Executive in his visit. Chui … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June"

10 May, 2010

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New HIV subtype found in Macau

Macau, China, 7 May –  The Health Bureau of Macau (SSM) announced on Thursday that it has found a CRF12_BF subtype of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that is slightly different from the one found in other regions. The new subtype was detected after the SSM and the medical experts at the Chinese University of Hong … Continue reading "New HIV subtype found in Macau"

7 May, 2010

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May Day protest leave 41 injured in Macau

Macau, China, 3 May – Macau’s Worker Union representatives and Public Security Police (PSP) Commissioner Lei Siu Peng blasted each other Sunday for starting the violence that marred Saturday’s Labour Day protest. Around 1,000 people, among them many jobless workers, took to the street on Saturday calling for fair employment opportunities and slamming the government’s … Continue reading "May Day protest leave 41 injured in Macau"

3 May, 2010

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Chinese President praised Macau pavillion in Shanghai 2010 World Expo

Chinese President Hu Jintao praised the Hong Kong and Macau Pavilions in the Shanghai World Expo for the “innovative designs and their own unique characteristics”. The Hong Kong and Macau delegations, led respectively by Chief Executives Donald Tsang Yam Kuen and Fernando Chui Sai On, arrived in Shanghai Friday for the opening ceremony of the … Continue reading "Chinese President praised Macau pavillion in Shanghai 2010 World Expo"

3 May, 2010

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TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China

Macau, China, 29 April – Seap, a consortium of TAP Air Portugal and Banco Nacional Ultramarino, has sold its stake of 0.1 percent it held in Air Macau to Air China, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported Wednesday in Macau. The deal was concluded this week, after Seap (Serviços, Adminsitrações e Participações), which is 75 percent … Continue reading "TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China"

29 Apr, 2010

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Macau government to organise missions to Taiwan in second half of the year

Macau, China, 26 April – Macau’s Chief Executive has said that the government plans to organise,, in the second half of the year, visits by delegations from Macau to Taiwan, and carry out promotional activities related to Macau Week in Taipei City, according to Macauhub. Fernando Chui Sai On, who was speaking after a meeting … Continue reading "Macau government to organise missions to Taiwan in second half of the year"

26 Apr, 2010

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Macau promotes tourism in India

Macau, China, 26 May –  The Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO) Tuesday said that it has held promotional activities in India, with the aim to explore the tourism market in the South Asian country. Last year, Macau received over 100,000 visitors from India, registering a growth of 30 percent over 2008. During the first … Continue reading "Macau promotes tourism in India"

26 Apr, 2010

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Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals totaled 6,115,221 in the first quarter of 2010, up by 12.1 percent year-on-year according to the figures released Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitor arrivals by land reached 3.21 million in the first quarter of 2010, up by 14.7 percent while the number … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010"

26 Apr, 2010

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