Macau, China, 16 Nov – Keisuke Kunimoto, the 19 year-old Japanese driver, Saturday won the 55th Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara Toyota of Tom’s Team, followed by Italian driver Edoardo Mortara, in a Volkswagen and New Zealander Brendon Hartley in a Dallara Mercedes. Tokyo-born Kunimoto, who raced for the first time in … Continue reading "Keisuke Kunimoto wins Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix"
16 Nov, 2008
Macau, China, 15 Nov – Stuart Easton, the 25-year old British rider, Saturday won the 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on a Honda 1000 on the 6.2-kilometre Guia Racing Circuit, considered one of the most difficult in the world. Easton, also known as Rat Boy, won the 15-lap race after a tight fight with fellow … Continue reading "Easton wins Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"
15 Nov, 2008
Macau, China, 13 Nov – Finding the delicate balance between conservation and tourism dollars will be the main focus of the first World Heritage Travel Expo/Asia Incentive and Leisure Travel Exhibition to be held in Macau later this month. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Expo to be held at … Continue reading "Macau to discuss protection of heritage sites with development of global tourism"
13 Nov, 2008
Macau, China, 12 Nov – Around a quarter of Macau’s 2009 budget, estimated at 44.7 billion patacas (US$5.58 billion), will be used for investments and costs relating to developing the region, according to official figures announced Tuesday night. The 10.5 billion pataca (US$1.3 billion) figure set aside for investment represents 2.12 billion patacas (US$265 million) … Continue reading "Macau’s 2009 budget reaches $5.58 billion, priority will go to structural investments"
12 Nov, 2008
Macau, China, 11 Nov – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah announced today that the government is going to invest 10.2 billion patacas (US$1.27 billion) in the public works sector in order to stimulate economic growth and to help face potential difficulties going forward for the region. “The government is going to launch a … Continue reading "Macau government to invest aggressively to stimulate economic growth in 2009"
12 Nov, 2008
Macau, China, 30 Oct – Edmund Ho, the Chief Executive of Macau, said Wednesday that Macau is unlikely to be immune from the international economic crisis, though thought new tourist projects that are in the final stages will give Macau conditions to overcome difficulties. Speaking at a graduation ceremony of over 500 students from the … Continue reading "Edmund Ho says Macau not immune from economic crisis, though it has conditions to overcome it"
30 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 31 Out – The court of Second Instance (TSI) reduced Thrusday the prison terms of five convicts in a trial linked to the mega -corruption case of local policy secretary Ao Man Long arrested December 2006. The five convicts, who had been sentenced to lengthy prison terms by the Court of First Instance … Continue reading "Macau court reduces prison terms in Ao Man Long linked trial"
30 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 29 Oct – The government of Macau Tuesday formalised an agreement in Chengdu to grant 308 million renmimbis (US$38.5 million) to help support 17 projects to rebuild the areas affected by the earthquake that hit the Chinese province of Sichuan in May of this year. The agreement, signed by Chui Sai On, the … Continue reading "Macau government grants US$38.5 million to support Sichuan reconstruction projects"
29 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 28 Oct -Work totalling more than US$25 million (200 million patacas) is expected to begin at Macau International Airport (MIA) in the coming months to increase the number of immigration counters, boarding gates, eateries, shopping outlets and toilets. The construction project, which is awaiting final approval, is expected to take up to two … Continue reading "Macau Airport to invest more than US$25 million to improve facilities"
28 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 27 Oct – Six years after winning the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, David Gleeson won his second Asian Golf Tour title with a three-shot victory over Taiwan’s Lin Wen-tang in the US$500,000 Macau Open Sunday. Gleeson opened with two rounds of 64 to lead by five strokes, added a 69 on Saturday … Continue reading "Australia’s David Gleeson wins Macau Open golf tournament"
27 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 23 Oct – The Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah announced Wednesday the start of a 40-day public consultation process on the proposed legislation on the draft of the national security law, which be reviewed and voted by the Legislative Assembly. The draft of the national security law, which contains 15 articles; … Continue reading "Macau government announces public consultation on national security law"
23 Oct, 2008
Hong Kong, China, 22 Oct – From the second half of 2009 Hong Kong will allow Macau permanent residents to use e-channels at local control points and waive the need for those aged 16 or above to furnish arrival and departure declaration forms, Hong Kong Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee said Tuesday. Speaking on the … Continue reading "Macau to discuss state security bill"
22 Oct, 2008
>Macau, China, 22 Oct – Macau received 22.4 million visitors in the first nine months of 2008, which was a rise of 15.4 percent against the same period of 2007 when 19.49 million visitors travelled to the territory, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Tuesday. The biggest number of tourists between January and September … Continue reading "More than 22.4 million tourists visit Macau in first nine months of 2008"
22 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 17 Oct – The number of tourists visiting Macau from Taiwan is expected to decrease dramatically over the coming year, but the length of stay of the remaining visitors is on the increase, said the director-general of the Macau Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Macau. Chen Chung-Hong told MacauNews in an interview … Continue reading "Taiwanese visitors to Macau seen down in 2009, but tourists stay longer"
17 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 16 Oct – The pragmatism of the People’s Republic of China will be put to the test vis-a-vis the election of the next Chief Executive of Macau, who will be known in less than a year if the scheduling criteria is similar to the one that was used to nominate current Chief Executive, … Continue reading "Beijing’s pragmatism will be put to test in choosing Macau’s next Chief Executive"
16 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 13 Oct – Michael Rutter, who will be racing with a North West Ducati 200, returns this year to Macau to take part in the 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, in an attempt to capture his seventh victory at the Guia Circuit, it was announced today. Rutter, who is 35 years old, last … Continue reading "Michael Rutter attempts seventh victory at 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"
13 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 13 Oct – Drivers from Europe, South America, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific are taking part in the 26th edition of the F3 Macau Grand Prix, to take place on 15 and 16 November, the organisers of the event said today. According to Joao Costa Antunes, the coordinator of the … Continue reading "Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix to showcase young talent eager to be recognised"
13 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 10 Oct – The Macau Department of Health said that it has identified three more students with kidney stones after testing around 12,000 that drank milk products that were possibly contaminated. A statement issued Wednesday by the Macau Department of Health, also known as the Health Bureau, said “three female students were definitively … Continue reading "Macau Health Bureau confirms 3 more students with kidney stones"
10 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 9 Oct – The Macau government Wednesday granted two local companies a contract to study the underground infrastructures in the first stage of the Macau’s light railway, also called Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system, the construction of which is expected to start in 2009. The 4-million pataca (US$ 500,000) contract was granted to … Continue reading "Macau government grants underground infrastructure study for future light railway"
9 Oct, 2008
Macau, China, 07 Oct – Macau’s school authorities said that no cases of kidney infection were found in over 11,000 children from day care centres and primary schools in Macau that were tested after drinking milk products that have since been removed from the market. Up until 6 October, urine tests were performed on 11,465 … Continue reading "Macau says no kidney problems found in students tested after drinking milk products"
7 Oct, 2008