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Former Macau’s secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long to face second trial next week

Macau, China, 13 Feb – The Macau’s Court of Final Appeal (TUI) announced Thursday that the second trial of former secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long will start next Wednesday. Ao Man Long sentenced to 27 years in jail for corruption , money laundering, abuse of power and unjustified wealth  stood accused … Continue reading "Former Macau’s secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long to face second trial next week"

13 Feb, 2009

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Around 45 percent of Macau residents ‘not interested in politics’, according to government survey

Macau, China, 12 Feb – Around 45 percent of Macau residents are “not interested in political affairs”, according to a survey conducted by the government’s Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies (CEEDS). The survey showed that 44.7 percent of Macau’s residents are “not interested in political affairs”, some 40.6 percent of the respondents said they … Continue reading "Around 45 percent of Macau residents ‘not interested in politics’, according to government survey"

12 Feb, 2009

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Drafting bill to protect Macau’s cultural heritage under consultation until the end of April

Macau, 12 Feb – The drafting of a bill to protect Macau’s cultural heritage has been finalised and is ready for public consultations until April 30, Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) Director Heidi Ho Lai Chun da Luz announced during a press conference on Tuesday. Heidi Ho said the scope of the 100-article bill had been … Continue reading "Drafting bill to protect Macau’s cultural heritage under consultation until the end of April"

12 Feb, 2009

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Macau handover was exemplary, says President of Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, 9 Feb – Anibal Cavaco Silva, the President of Portugal, highlighted the “exemplary success” of Macau’s transition to China and said the role that the territory has in Portuguese-Chinese relations, as well as relations between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, is of “primordial importance”. “The Special Administrative Region of Macau (SARM), which this year … Continue reading "Macau handover was exemplary, says President of Portugal"

9 Feb, 2009

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Chinese President Hu Jintao praises Portugal’s role in China-European Union relations

Beijing, China, 9 Feb – The President of China, Hu Jintao, showed “great appreciation” for Portugal’s role in its relations with China and the European Union in a message honouring 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “China attaches importance to Portugal’s role in the European Union and international affairs,” said Hu Jintao … Continue reading "Chinese President Hu Jintao praises Portugal’s role in China-European Union relations"

9 Feb, 2009

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Macau hopes to recoup roughly US$ 28 million in bribe money received by former government official

Macau, China, 6 Feb -The government of Macau initiated legal proceedings with the High Court of Hong Kong to recoup around US$ 27.5 million in bribe money paid to Ao Man Long, the former secretary of Public Works, that was saved in bank accounts and safety deposit boxes in the neighbouring Special Administrative Region. A … Continue reading "Macau hopes to recoup roughly US$ 28 million in bribe money received by former government official"

6 Feb, 2009

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Macau major construction plan to ease public housing wait

Macau, China, 29 Jan – More than 6000 families are on the waiting list for public housing in Macau with skyrocketing rent and inflation taking its toll on low income earners, according to statistics from the Housing Bureau (IHM). Despite limited land resources the Macau government has been forced to implement a major construction program … Continue reading "Macau major construction plan to ease public housing wait"

29 Jan, 2009

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Macau promotes itself in Portugal along with Pearl River Delta

Macau, China, 23 Jan – Macau and four regions of the Great Pearl River Delta are at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL), which is taking place at Portugal’s capital city until 25 January. Tourism representatives from Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Sichuan are sharing a 225-square-metre stand with the Chinese Special Administrative Region. This is the … Continue reading "Macau promotes itself in Portugal along with Pearl River Delta"

23 Jan, 2009

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Macau to provide financial support to rebuild Sichuan sooner

Macau, China, 19 Jan – The government of Macau said on Sunday that the US$625 million (five billion patacas) it made available to rebuild the Chinese province of Sichuan, devastated by an earthquake in 2008, will be invested in the next three years. The announcement was made by Chui Sai On, the secretary for Macau … Continue reading "Macau to provide financial support to rebuild Sichuan sooner"

19 Jan, 2009

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Macau receives 30 million visitors in 2008

Macau, China, 15 Jan – More than 30 million visitors travelled to Macau in 2008, which represented an increase of 11 percent against 2007, Joao Costa Antunes, director of the Macau Tourism Office, said on Wednesday. Antunes said that in 2008 a total of 30.18 million people visited Macau and of this amount, 17.5 million … Continue reading "Macau receives 30 million visitors in 2008"

15 Jan, 2009

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Macau´s airport passengers drop 7 percent to 5 million in 2008

Macau, China, 07 Jan – Macau International Airport recorded a passenger movement of  5,097,802 last year, a drop of seven percent on 2007, the airport management company ADA announced Tuesday. In 2007 Macau airport received 5,5 miilion passengers. The number of passengers in December 2008 fell 24 percent year-on-year to 354,253. Month-on-month, December movement was … Continue reading "Macau´s airport passengers drop 7 percent to 5 million in 2008"

7 Jan, 2009

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Businessman Ho Iat Seng does not plan to compete for Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 6 Jan – Businessman Ho Iat Seng, who has been mentioned as one of the potential candidates for the Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region of Macau from 20 December 2009, said he does not plan to compete for the position, Tuesday’s edition of Hoje Macau reported. The newspaper reported that 51-year … Continue reading "Businessman Ho Iat Seng does not plan to compete for Macau Chief Executive"

6 Jan, 2009

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Businessman Ho Iat Seng does not plan to compete for Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 6 Jan – Businessman Ho Iat Seng, who has been mentioned as one of the potential candidates for the Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region of Macau from 20 December 2009, said he does not plan to compete for the position, Tuesday’s edition of Hoje Macau reported. The newspaper reported that 51-year … Continue reading "Businessman Ho Iat Seng does not plan to compete for Macau Chief Executive"

6 Jan, 2009

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New Taipa Ferry Terminal to be completed only in 2012 due to major redesign

Macau, China, 29 Dec – Another major redesign of Macau’s second permanent ferry terminal located in Taipa island means the project will not be completed until 2012, three years behind schedule. A source from Macau’s Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) told MacauNews the redesign was necessary due to the continual increase in the number of people … Continue reading "New Taipa Ferry Terminal to be completed only in 2012 due to major redesign"

29 Dec, 2008

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Macau receives around 28 million visitors in first 11 months of year; 58 percent from mainland China

Macau, China, 26 Dec – Around 28 million visitors went to Macau in the first 11 months of the year, which represents an increase of 13.4 percent against the same period in 2007, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau. According to official statistics, between January and November Macau received 27.63 million visitors, 58 … Continue reading "Macau receives around 28 million visitors in first 11 months of year; 58 percent from mainland China"

26 Dec, 2008

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President Hu meets chief executive of Macau in Beiing

Beijing, China, 23 Dec – China’s president Hu Jintao met Macau Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On in Beijing Wednesday during a visit to report his work to central authorities. Accordint to Xinhua News Agency during the meeting with Chui, Hu spoke highly of the Macau government’s work in 2010. Macau’s economy … Continue reading "President Hu meets chief executive of Macau in Beiing"

23 Dec, 2008

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Beijing pledges to support Macau to tackle global financial crisis and maintain economic stability

Beijing, China, 20 Dec – China’s president, Hu Jintao and prime minister, Wen Jiabao, pledged Friday in Beijing that the central government would take all necessary steps, to ensure the financial stability and economic development of Macau, according to a statement issued by the Macau government. The two Chinese leaders were speaking at separate meetings … Continue reading "Beijing pledges to support Macau to tackle global financial crisis and maintain economic stability"

20 Dec, 2008

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Macau government finalises defence and security bill proposal

Macau, China, 17 Dec – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah said Tuesday that a proposal for a national defence and security bill, which includes a 25-year prison sentence for treason against China, has already been submitted to the Executive Council, and will then go to the Legislative Assembly. The bill proposal, which has … Continue reading "Macau government finalises defence and security bill proposal"

17 Dec, 2008

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Direct flights between Taiwan and Mainland China will cut 500 thousand tourists a year to Macau

Taipei, Taiwan, 16 Dec – The start of direct flights on Monday  between Taiwan and the mainland will cut the number of Taiwan visitors to Macau’s airport by half a million a year, a counsellor in the Mainland Affairs Council of the Taiwan government said to "Macau Monitor". Chen Zhong-hung has just returned home from … Continue reading "Direct flights between Taiwan and Mainland China will cut 500 thousand tourists a year to Macau"

16 Dec, 2008

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