Macau, China, 24 Mar – Macau received in the first two months of this year 4.10 million visitors, a year-on-year growth of 15 percent, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In February Macau received 2.05 million visitors, up 24.4 percent on the same month of last year, announced the DSEC. Same-day visitors accounted … Continue reading "Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010"
24 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 23 Mar – Air pollution in Macau soared to record levels as officials warned Monday of a public health menace from a toxic stew of particulates, fuelled by a massive sandstorm over northern swathes of the mainland, including Beijing. The Macau Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement that the local air quality … Continue reading "Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today"
23 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 22 Mar – Some 42.6 percent of interviewees in a survey have labelled Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On’s 2020 Policy Address as "so-so", while 14.4 percent expressed "dissatisfaction" with it, Chu Ceng Chong, a data analyst at the Macau General Neighbourhood Unions Association (UGAMM), said Sunday. According to The Macau Post Daily, … Continue reading "According to a Macau survey around 40 percent say Chui’s policy address is ‘so-so’"
22 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 18 Mar – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On admitted Wednesday that it was possible to establish Macau as a learning centre for Portuguese, Putonghua and English. Chui was replying to indirectly elected legislator Leonel Alberto Alves that urged the chief executive to establish Macau as an international language training centre, namely … Continue reading "Legislator urges CE to establish Macau as int’l language training centre"
18 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 18 Mar – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) launched a joint promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore last week to boost multi-destination itineraries covering Macau, Zhuhai and Zhongshan. In a first ever joint event in Southeast Asian markets a delegation of over 20 tourism officials and travel trade representatives from Macau, Zhongshan and … Continue reading "Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore"
18 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 17 Mar – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced in his first policy address Tuesday that Macau will set up a "formal communication mechanism" with Taiwan. The chief executive announced that his government will set up "all types of contacts and cooperation" with Taiwan and provide Macau residents working and studying in … Continue reading "Macau to set up ‘formal’ ties with Taiwan, CE says"
17 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 17 Mar – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On promised Tuesday that the government will "control the scope and development pace of the gaming industry." Chui said that the government wants that the gaming industry contribute to the sustainable development of other economic activities. The chief executive during his policy address in the … Continue reading "Macau government to control development pace of gaming industry"
17 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 16 March – The governments of Guangdong and Macau by the end of the year plan to draw up a framework agreement for bilateral cooperation and then try to get it included in the 12th Five-Year State Plan, government spokesperson, Alexis Tam said Monday. Tam added that the two sides had set up … Continue reading "Guangdong and Macau set up working group to boost cooperation"
16 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 11 Mar -Former Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah received Wednesday 299 votes of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) to become the only nominee for the post of CPPCC vice-chairman, according with The Macau Post Daily. The CPPCC currently has 2,241 members and 25 vice-chairpersons. The … Continue reading "Former Macau Chief Executive to be appointed vice-chairman of the CPPCC"
11 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 8 Mar – China’s Vice President Xi Jinping said Sunday that Macau needed to adjust, control and monitor the gaming industry in order to ensure its orderly development, according to The Macau Post Daily today. The paper said, quoting Ho Iat Seng, a Macau member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s … Continue reading "Vice President Xi urges Macau to “control” gaming industry’s development"
8 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 8 Mar -Macau deputy to the National People’s Conference (NPC) Lionel Leong Vai Tac has called for Macau’s role as a business service platform for trade ties between China and the Portuguese-speaking world to be enshrined in the central government’s 12th five-year plan that is currently being drafted by the annual plenary session … Continue reading "Macau deputy to the NPC calls for inclusion of Macau’s “platform” role in mainland’s next five-year"
8 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 05 Mar – China’s Vice President Xi Jinping said Thursday in Beijing that the central government supports Macau’s drive to become a tourism and leisure hub and to diversity its economy. According with The Macau Post Daily Xi said he hopes that Macau can play an active role in regional cooperation initiatives in … Continue reading "China’s Vice-President urges Macau to diversify economy"
5 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 02 Mar – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday that the government would "review" its investment immigration policy based on the current needs of civil society. The investment immigration policy was originally launched by the local Portuguese administration before the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in December … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive plans to ‘review’ investment immigration policy"
2 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 02 Mar – The new head of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said Monday that culture is an important component of Macau’s sense of belonging and identity. Ung Vai Meng, that substitute Heidi Ho Lai Chun da Luz, was sworn in Monday in a cerimony attended by Secretary for … Continue reading "Ung sworn in as new head of Macau’s Cultural Affairs Bureau"
2 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 01 Mar – Macau and Sichuan signed the third phase reconstruction agreement in the Chinese province on Saturday with an estimated budget of 1.03 billion patacas ( US$ 125 million). Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture and chairman of the Macau supporting committee for the reconstruction work in Sichuan, Cheong U, led an … Continue reading "Macau government gave another US$ 125 million for Sichuan’s reconstruction"
1 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 01 Mar – The Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) chose Sunday former Macau chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah as a member of the advisory body. The Macau Post Daily writes today that Edmund Ho, 54 years, is in line to be promoted to … Continue reading "Edmund Ho set for CPPCC vice chairman post"
1 Mar, 2010
Macau, China 26 Feb. – Macau’s second public hospital will be built near the Macau Dome in Cotai in the second half of next year, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said Thursday. Cheong made the announcement on the sidelines of his site visit to an area near the Macau Dome where the … Continue reading "A new public hospital to be built in Macau in 2011"
26 Feb, 2010
Macau recorded 2.04 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of 6.8 percent on the same month of 2009, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals was up 0.5 percent. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 66,018. Mainlanders accounted for 55.3 percent of all arrivals. The … Continue reading "Macau received 2 million visitors in January"
25 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 25 Feb – Alexis Tam Chon Weng, chief-of-cabinet of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, has been appointed as top government spokesperson, according to the Official Gazette (BO) promulgated Wednesday. The executive order also announced that Victor Chan Chi Peng, director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), has become the assistant spokesperson. The … Continue reading "Alexis Tam appointed spokesperson of the Macau government"
25 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Feb – The Macau government plans to revitalize the surrounding area of the Ruins of St. Paul to give to tourists new attractions and improve the quality of life of residents in the area. The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), the Transport Bureau (DSAT), the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) … Continue reading "Macau government to revamp the area of the Ruins of Saint Paul"
24 Feb, 2010