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Macau to strengthen its commitments in protecting environment

Macau, China, 9 Apr – Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday that the Macau government would enforce its capability in protecting the environment. Chui made the remarks at the opening of the 2010 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (MIECF), which will be lasted for 3 … Continue reading "Macau to strengthen its commitments in protecting environment"

9 Apr, 2010

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Pedro Chiang corruption trial continues next week in Macau

Macau, China, 9 Apr – The trial of local businessman Pedro Chiang, defendant in the corruption case of former government secretary Ao Man Long, started Thursday in Macau and will continue on Wednesday, at the Lower Court (TJB). The fifth trial case linked to the former Macau secretary for transport and public works Ao Man … Continue reading "Pedro Chiang corruption trial continues next week in Macau"

9 Apr, 2010

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Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau

Macau, China, 8 Apr – Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM)  president Simon Chan Chou Weng said Wednesday that the government was currently in negotiation with a Korean airline to open up flights between the two sides. Weng, quoted by The Macau Post Daily, also said that the routes left empty by Viva Macau’s demise may … Continue reading "Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau"

8 Apr, 2010

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China to start picking pandas as gift for Macau

Macau, China, 8 Apr – The Chinese authorities has set up a panel of nine experts to pick a pair of pandas as gift for Macau, according to Xinhua News Agency. The panel will draw up standards for the panda selection in terms of age, physical condition, behavior and psychology, appearance and genetic factors, according … Continue reading "China to start picking pandas as gift for Macau"

8 Apr, 2010

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Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong

Macau, China, 6 May – Macau and Hong Kong can achieve a win- win situation for the tourism industry if the two places complemented with each other in developing "multi-destination" itineraries, Macau’s social and cultural chief said on Wednesday. Cheong U, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), made … Continue reading "Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong"

6 Apr, 2010

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Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations

Macau, China, 29 Mar – Macau’s government ended the operating contract of Viva Macau Sunday after the budget airline did not offer to help passengers whose flights were cancelled due to its failure to pay fuel bills. Travellers have been warned against buying any more tickets from Viva Macau – whose online ticketing service was … Continue reading "Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations"

29 Mar, 2010

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Macau police arrest man for online bomb and death threats against government officials

Macau, China, 24 Mar – The Macau Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Tuesday the arrest of a man for his alleged involvement in online extortion and threats all carried out in an online forum over a roughly two-year period. According to The Macau Post Daily the man threats to put bombs at government buildings and to … Continue reading "Macau police arrest man for online bomb and death threats against government officials"

24 Mar, 2010

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Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010

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

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Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today

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

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According to a Macau survey around 40 percent say Chui’s policy address is ‘so-so’

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

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Legislator urges CE to establish Macau as int’l language training centre

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

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Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore

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

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Macau to set up ‘formal’ ties with Taiwan, CE says

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

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Macau government to control development pace of gaming industry

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

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Guangdong and Macau set up working group to boost cooperation

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

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Former Macau Chief Executive to be appointed vice-chairman of the CPPCC

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

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Vice President Xi urges Macau to “control” gaming industry’s development

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

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Macau deputy to the NPC calls for inclusion of Macau’s “platform” role in mainland’s next five-year

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

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China’s Vice-President urges Macau to diversify economy

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

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Macau’s Chief Executive plans to ‘review’ investment immigration policy

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

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