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Macao Science Center to open next Monday

Macau, China, 22 Jan – The Macao Science Center (MSC) designed by famous US-Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei and his two sons’ Pei Partnership Architects will be open next Monday after more than 4 years of work. At a cost of 337 million patacas (US$ 42.13 million) the MSC is located at the waterfront next … Continue reading "Macao Science Center to open next Monday"

22 Jan, 2010

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Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis

Macau, China, 20 Jan – Budget airline Viva Macau received a government bailout loan package of  200 million patacas (US$ 25 million) to ensure their operations in the wake of last year financial crisis. The loan facility was issued by the government’s Industry Development Fund and is secured against the airline’s shares and assets, Secretary … Continue reading "Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis"

20 Jan, 2010

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Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island

Macau, China, 19 Jan – Macau’s state-of-the-art panda pavilion in Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane island open its doors Tuesday, but the general public will have to keep waiting for a little longer before they can get a glimpse of the panda pair Hoi Hoi and Sum Sum. Sichuan-born panda male Hoi Hoi and … Continue reading "Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island"

19 Jan, 2010

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Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route

Macau, China, 14 Jan – Indonesia-based Mandala Airlines, a low-cost company that last year started operating the route Macau-Jakarta, has suspended all its flights Thursday. The budget carrier, which operated three round trips per week to Macau, is planning to request a suspension of payment obligation to the Commercial Court allowing its management to restructure … Continue reading "Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route"

14 Jan, 2010

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Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair

Lisbon, Portugal, 12 Jan – Macau is once again present at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL), represented by a 54 square metre stand that publicises its attractions from the double standpoint of historic-cultural heritage and business tourism, according to Macauhub. Besides showcasing Macau’s tourism potential, the stand also counts official representatives from the Chinese provinces … Continue reading "Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair"

12 Jan, 2010

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China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals

Macau, China, 11 Jan –  World number one male table tennis player Ma Long from China defended his title at the seasonal final here on Sunday while his compatriot Guo Yan held on the champion in women’s singles either. According  to Xinhua News Agency it was the first time in the 14-year history of the … Continue reading "China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals"

11 Jan, 2010

#Sports

Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009

Macau, China, 8 Jan – The Macau airport handled 4.25 million passengers in 2009 representing less than 16.6 percent on the previous year, according to the chairman of the Macau International Airport Company (CAM). During the same period CAM processed 52,000 tonnes of cargos and logged 40,000 aircraft movements. Deng Jun also acknowledged that compared … Continue reading "Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009"

8 Jan, 2010

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Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Macau Trade and Investment Institute (IPIM) will soon have a new president. Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, told the media Wednesday that Lee Peng Hong is leaving the IPIM presidency but declined to say who will replace Lee. "It is only a job arrangement. It is … Continue reading "Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency"

7 Jan, 2010

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ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Top table tennis players across the world will compete in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals slated from today until  January 10 in Macau, announced the Sports Institute. In both men’s and women’s singles, China remains as favourite for the top honor, as top-ranked Ma Long and No. 3 Ma … Continue reading "ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao"

7 Jan, 2010

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Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May

Macau, China, 6 Jan – The ministerial meeting of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries should be held in May, Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has stated. The meeting will coincide with the opening of the Shanghai Expo 2010 in China. The Forum’s ministerial meeting is … Continue reading "Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May"

6 Jan, 2010

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Macau lawmakers pass anti-tobacco bill

Macau, China, 6 Jan – Lawmakers Tuesday unanimously passed the general outline of a government-drafted anti-tobacco bill, according to The Macau Post Daily. The bill is set to replace an anti-tobacco law enacted in 1996. According to the bill, people will be prohibited from smoking in public places, including workplaces, hospitals, beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers pass anti-tobacco bill"

6 Jan, 2010

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Macau extends financial support until the end of March 2010 to stimulate tourism industry

Macau, China, 31 Dec – The government of Macau Wednesday announced that it has decided to extend the "Plan to Support Macau Tourism Industry" to the end of March 2010, in a bid to stimulate local leisure tourism, business tourism and the aviation industry. The overall budget of the "Plan to Support the Macau Tourism … Continue reading "Macau extends financial support until the end of March 2010 to stimulate tourism industry"

31 Dec, 2009

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Chui presents proposals for Macau to promote nation’s ‘peaceful unification’ with Taiwan

Macau, China, 31 Dec – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On presented Wednesday four proposals for Macau to play a more active role in promoting the nation’s peaceful unification with Taiwan. Chui, who took office on December 20, made the proposals in a speech at a colloquium hosted by the Liaison Office of the Central … Continue reading "Chui presents proposals for Macau to promote nation’s ‘peaceful unification’ with Taiwan"

31 Dec, 2009

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Macau to launch inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all residents

Macau, China, 29 Dec – The Macau government decided to offer inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all its residents from January 1 next year, in an effort to combat a second wave of A/H1N1 flu, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced on Monday. Chui announced the decision after the fifth meeting of Macau’s Influenza … Continue reading "Macau to launch inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all residents"

29 Dec, 2009

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Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Former Legislative Assembly president Susana Chou has been appointed a vice-director of the Macau Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), according to the China News Service (CNS). The appointment took place in Beijing last Saturday said today The Macau Post Daily. Chou replaced … Continue reading "Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee"

28 Dec, 2009

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Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to 1.89 million in November, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced last week. However, the number fell 2.9 percent from the previous month. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 53.8 percent and 26.8 percent of all visitor arrivals in November, respectively. … Continue reading "Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov"

28 Dec, 2009

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President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao said Sunday he hoped Macau’s principal officials will do a good job in administering, building and developing Macau under the leadership of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and by closely relying on the Macau people. The president expressed the hope when meeting with the principal officials … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance"

21 Dec, 2009

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1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Around 1,000 pro-democracy and pro-family reunion protesters took to Macau’s streets on the 10th anniversary of Macau’s return to Chinese administration Sunday, calling for democratic reforms and an end to government corruption. The protestors marched through the city chanting slogans and waving banners calling for an end to corruption, universal … Continue reading "1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions"

21 Dec, 2009

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Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao, who attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the new campus of the University of Macau (UM) in Hengqin Sunday, expects the facility to be top notch, according to State Councilor Liu Yangdong quoted today by The Macau Post Daily. Liu, the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s political hierarchy, … Continue reading "Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’"

21 Dec, 2009

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Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Newly inaugurated Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday that his government is considering to establish a "panda theme park" at Seac Pai Van in Coloane to house the panda pair which will be given as a gift to Macau by the central government, according with The Macau Post … Continue reading "Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane"

21 Dec, 2009

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