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Taipei envoy stresses ‘crucial effects’ of Macau-Taiwan ties

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Director Lu Chang-shui  highlighted Tuesday the “crucial effects” of the growing relationship between Taiwan and Macau . Lu praised the bilateral ties in a speech delivered Tuesday at Macau Tower as the quasi-official office held its Chinese New Year dinner. According to The Macau Post Daily, Lu also said … Continue reading "Taipei envoy stresses ‘crucial effects’ of Macau-Taiwan ties"

12 Mar, 2014

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238 applicants can hire mainland maids

A total of 238 applications of the 312 received are permitted to import domestic helpers from Guangdong and Fujian , the Human Resources Office (GRH) said in a statement Monday. The statement cited by The Macau Post Daily said that from December 16 to January 30, the office received a total of 312 applications to … Continue reading "238 applicants can hire mainland maids"

11 Mar, 2014

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Forum debates city’s tourism carrying capacity

Guest speakers and audience members in Sunday’s Macau Forum criticised the government for failing to address the negative side effects caused by an increasingly large number of tourists visiting the city, namely mainlanders. Guest speaker lawmaker Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong said Macau ’s carrying capacity to receive tourists has reached the limit while fellow speaker … Continue reading "Forum debates city’s tourism carrying capacity"

10 Mar, 2014

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CE promises 24-hour border crossing in 2014

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On vowed to enhance Macau’s competitiveness, to facilitate the cultivation of talent and to develop a diversified economy. The promises were made last Friday after the CE concluded a visit to Beijing to attend the opening of the First Plenary Session of the 12th National People’s Congress. Chui said that … Continue reading "CE promises 24-hour border crossing in 2014"

10 Mar, 2014

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Police say no data Xinjiang terrorists target Macau

The Judiciary Police (PJ) and Public Security Police (PSP) Thursday said that they had not received any information to show that Xinjiang pro-independence terrorists were targeting Macau. Spokespeople for the two police forces insisted during a regular press briefing that a mobile phone message claiming that the Xinjiang separatists’ terror attack in Kunming on Saturday … Continue reading "Police say no data Xinjiang terrorists target Macau"

7 Mar, 2014

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Premier gives HK and Macau full backing

Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that the central government will continue to support the chief executives of Hong Kong and Macau and their governments, vowing that Beijing will further develop co-operation between the mainland and the two special administrative regions which he believes will promote the competiveness of both. Li’s speech at the opening meeting … Continue reading "Premier gives HK and Macau full backing"

6 Mar, 2014

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Money laundering huge in Hong Kong and Macau: crime survey

Money laundering is more prevalent in Hong Kong and Macau than in most parts of the world, with rates far above the global average, according to an economic crime survey by PwC quoted by the South China Morning Post. A poll by the accounting firm found 37 per cent of companies in Hong Kong and … Continue reading "Money laundering huge in Hong Kong and Macau: crime survey"

6 Mar, 2014

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Chui announces bid for for re-election

Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election later this year. He made the announcement at the local airport before departing for Beijing to attend the opening of this year’s session of 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), when he was asked whether he was interested in serving another five-year … Continue reading "Chui announces bid for for re-election"

5 Mar, 2014

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Security chief pledges to work with mainland to fight terror

Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va said Monday he was concerned about the violent terrorist attack on Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province on Saturday, adding that the local police forces are maintaining close contact with their counterparts in the mainland to fight terrorism. According to The Macau Post Daily, Cheong made the remarks at … Continue reading "Security chief pledges to work with mainland to fight terror"

4 Mar, 2014

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Zhuhai records first H7N9 virus death

The Health Bureau(SSM) said in a statement Monday that according to information provided by its Zhuhai counterpart a 59-year-old man died of the H7N9 virus on Sunday. The bureau also said in the statement that the death was also the first H7N9 case found in Zhuhai. According to the statement, so far there have been … Continue reading "Zhuhai records first H7N9 virus death"

4 Mar, 2014

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Macau deputies to focus on checkpoints & Hengqin issues at ‘two sessions’ in Beijing

The 12 Macaul deputies to the National’s People Congress (NPC) and the 38 local members of the of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) went to Beijing Sunday to take part in the “two sessions” held in the capital every March. The deputy convener of the local NPC delegates, Lei … Continue reading "Macau deputies to focus on checkpoints & Hengqin issues at ‘two sessions’ in Beijing"

3 Mar, 2014

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Population tops 600,000 – jobless rate dips to 1.7 pct

Macau’s total population – comprising residents and imported workers – rose 4.4 percent year-on-year to 607,500 at the end of 2013, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. In one year, the city’s population increased by 25,500. Based on Macau’s land area of 29.9 square kilometres, its population density reached 20,318 at the end … Continue reading "Population tops 600,000 – jobless rate dips to 1.7 pct"

28 Feb, 2014

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Central govt official urges locals to join heritage protection

He Suzhong, deputy director of the Policies and Regulation Department of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage in Beijing, Thursday urged local residents to participate in protecting the city’s cultural heritage, while urging the local government to increase public awareness of cultural protection rules. He made the appeal on the sidelines of a ceremony organised … Continue reading "Central govt official urges locals to join heritage protection"

28 Feb, 2014

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Chui vows to tackle gap between residents’ expectations and govt’s plans

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On pledged Wednesday that his government will look into why sometimes there is a gap between residents’ expectations and the plans which the government comes up with after public consultation sessions. He also vowed that the government would further study how to come up with policies, plans or measures that … Continue reading "Chui vows to tackle gap between residents’ expectations and govt’s plans"

27 Feb, 2014

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Government to explain to deputies LTR new routes

The government will update the Legislative Assembly on construction of the city’s light rapid transit system on Taipa, and announce the new route across the Macau peninsula by the middle of next month, said Ho Ion Sang president of the Assembly. “It’s the government that requested to explain to us the progress of the LRT … Continue reading "Government to explain to deputies LTR new routes"

27 Feb, 2014

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Macau Journalists Association condemns attack on HK editor

The Macau Journalists Association released a statement Wednesday to denounce the stabbing of former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to in Hong Kong . The statement said that the association strongly condemned the “barbaric” action, adding that such incidents should not take place in a place governed by the rule of law. It claimed … Continue reading "Macau Journalists Association condemns attack on HK editor"

27 Feb, 2014

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City logs 80,761 visitors per day in January

Macau recorded a daily average of 80,61 visitors – corresponding to 13.5 percent of the local population – in January,  The Macau Post Daily reports, citing offical figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Monday. Macau had a population of 598,200 – including residents and imported labour – at the end of the … Continue reading "City logs 80,761 visitors per day in January"

25 Feb, 2014

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Animal rights stir up emotions at forum

Guest speakers and audience members at the weekly Macau Forum, hosted by government broadcaster TDM in Areia Preta Park Sunday, voiced their displeasure and frustration at lawmakers’ apparent reluctance to pass an animal rights law, contending no time should be wasted over the issue while calling for the government to protect animals. The forum was … Continue reading "Animal rights stir up emotions at forum"

24 Feb, 2014

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Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming beat Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming took the next step towards a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau’s Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted … Continue reading "Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming beat Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym"

24 Feb, 2014

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Phone scams, drug cases surge in 2013

Overall reported crime last year in Macau recorded a 7.9 percent increase, with drug-trafficking rising 80.5 percent and the number of reported phone scam cases reaching 108, as opposed to only one in 2012. Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va presented last year’s crime statistics at a press conference Thursday in the Sao Francisco Barracks. … Continue reading "Phone scams, drug cases surge in 2013"

21 Feb, 2014

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