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Commerce minister says forum’s new action plan gives Macau three new centres

Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Tuesday that a new economic and trade action plan signed by the members of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries in Macau would further affirm the importance Macau’s function as service platform by giving the city three new centres. The action plan state that … Continue reading "Commerce minister says forum’s new action plan gives Macau three new centres"

6 Nov, 2013

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Hengqin camps of Macau University inaugurated

Chinese Vice Premier Wang  Yang attended Tuesday the inauguration of the Hengqin Island campus of the University of Macau (UM) The inauguration, officiated by Wang, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, UM Rector Zhao Wei, UM University Council Chair Tse Chi Wai, and National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Vice Chairman Edmund … Continue reading "Hengqin camps of Macau University inaugurated"

6 Nov, 2013

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China announces eight measures at PSC Forum in Macau

China Vice Premier Wang Yang today announced eight measures, including 1.8 billion yuan ( US$ 293 million) in concessional loans, to assist the seven countries taking part in the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries (PSC) in Macau. Leaders from each country spoke at the Fourth Ministerial Conference of … Continue reading "China announces eight measures at PSC Forum in Macau"

5 Nov, 2013

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Vice -Premier Wang says Macau ‘is the best place’ to hold Sino-Lusophone forum

Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday that the central government has approved a new Macau-Guangdong border checkpoint, which will include a 450-metre-long covered bridge over the Duck Channel which runs along the Macau-Zhuhai border, Xinhua reported. According to Xinhua, Wang made the remark during a meeting with Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On. Wang arrived … Continue reading "Vice -Premier Wang says Macau ‘is the best place’ to hold Sino-Lusophone forum"

5 Nov, 2013

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Macau signs tourism agreement with Timor-Leste

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) on November 4 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Ministry of Timor-Leste, to promote ties between the two sides. It was one of several agreements signed during the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries held in Macau this week. The MOU has … Continue reading "Macau signs tourism agreement with Timor-Leste"

5 Nov, 2013

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Macau & HK vow to further work on prisoner exchange deal

Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man and Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said Thursday  that the two special administrative regions will further improve judiciary co-operation and work on a prisoner exchange agreement. After attending Thursday’s opening ceremony of the 57th congress of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA) at … Continue reading "Macau & HK vow to further work on prisoner exchange deal"

1 Nov, 2013

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Chui pledges to revitalise old quarters, improve disability services

Chief Executive (CE) Fernando Chui Sai On pledged Wednesday that his government would continue to look for solutions to revitalise the city’s old neighbourhoods and pledged that the government would improve social services for the mentally disabled. Chui went on a walkabout in the Patane and Rotunda de Carlos da Maia (popularly known as Three … Continue reading "Chui pledges to revitalise old quarters, improve disability services"

31 Oct, 2013

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Portuguese champion prepares to defend title at Macau Grand Prix

Portuguese ace Antonio Felix da Costa will return to defend his title at next month’s 60th Star River Windsor Arch Macau Grand Prix thanks to a twist of fate. Da Costa’s name had originally been omitted from the Macau entry list, but now fills the shoes of fellow Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat, who is … Continue reading "Portuguese champion prepares to defend title at Macau Grand Prix"

31 Oct, 2013

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Registered drug abusers rise 23.5 pct in Jan-June

The number of registered drug abusers in Macau  increased by 23.5 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) Director Iong Kong Io said Wednesday. The statistics from the bureau shows that there were 584 registered drug abusers in 2012, a decrease from 633 in the previous year. The number … Continue reading "Registered drug abusers rise 23.5 pct in Jan-June"

31 Oct, 2013

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Lawmakers elect 7 committee presidents, secretaries

Lawmakers Tuesday elected the presidents and secretaries of the Legislative Assembly’s seven committees – the Committee on Rules and Statutes, 1st Standing, 2nd Standing and 3rd Standing Committees, Follow-up Committee for Land and Public Concession Affairs, Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, and Follow-up Committee for Public Administration Affairs. According to The Macau Post Daily, … Continue reading "Lawmakers elect 7 committee presidents, secretaries"

30 Oct, 2013

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National TCM chief suggests Traditional Chinese Medicine education should be included in school cur

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education should be included in the local school curriculum to improve TCM education and research levels in tertiary education which could result in more local TCM professionals in the future, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM) Director Wang Guoqiang said Tuesday. Wang made the suggestion after attending the opening ceremony … Continue reading "National TCM chief suggests Traditional Chinese Medicine education should be included in school cur"

30 Oct, 2013

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Chui appoints one more businessman to ExCo

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has appointed local businessman Peter Lam Kam Seng, an executive member of the public Macau Foundation (FM) and chairman of the Macau Science Centre, to the Executive Council (ExCo), the government’s top advisory body, according to a statement published in the Official Gazette (BO) Monday. According to the statement, … Continue reading "Chui appoints one more businessman to ExCo"

29 Oct, 2013

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21.9 million visit Macau in Jan-Sept, up 5 pct

Macau recorded 21.9 million visitor arrivals in the first nine months, a year-on-year growth of five percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Thursday. Visitors from the mainland and South Korea rose by 12 percent and 5.8 percent respectively, while those from Hong Kong and Taiwan dropped by 4.5 percent and 9.5 percent. In … Continue reading "21.9 million visit Macau in Jan-Sept, up 5 pct"

25 Oct, 2013

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US hotel brand to open 2-billion-pataca Macau branch

Hollywood Roosevelt from Los Angeles is making Macau its Asian debut with an investment of two billion patacas to build a 400-room 1950s Hollywood-themed hotel next to the Macau Jockey Club in Taipa. The hotel is slated to be operational between the middle and the end of 2015. The ground-breaking ceremony for the Hollywood Roosevelt … Continue reading "US hotel brand to open 2-billion-pataca Macau branch"

23 Oct, 2013

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Stephen Lo Kit-sing denies link to disgraced Macau official at graft trial

The corruption trial of Hong Kong businessmen Steven Lo Kit-sing and Joseph Lau Luen-hung resumed Monday, with Lo’s lawyers asserting that Macau’s anti-graft agency did not have evidence to prove a direct connection between Lo and Macau’s disgraced public works chief Ao Man-long. Lo, chairman of BMA Investment, and Lau, chairman of Chinese Estates, are … Continue reading "Stephen Lo Kit-sing denies link to disgraced Macau official at graft trial"

22 Oct, 2013

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Research group calls for better sex education in schools

Macau Juvenile Delinquency Research Society Chairman Chiang Cheok Meng called Monday for better sex education in local schools. Claiming that pupils’ sex education was lacking, Chiang called on teachers to give them more comprehensive sex education lessons. According to The Macau Post Daily, Chiang, who is a social worker and care worker by profession, made … Continue reading "Research group calls for better sex education in schools"

22 Oct, 2013

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Official website reveals basic data on officials’ property

The declared assets of Macau’s 13 principal officials, 29 lawmakers, 76 judges and public prosecutors, 10 Executive Council (ExCo) members and 12 chiefs- of-cabinet of the principal officers have been uploaded to the court website and can be accessed in by the public on http://www.court.gov.mo/zh/subpage/property-search. However, the asset declarations made public only contain basic data … Continue reading "Official website reveals basic data on officials’ property"

21 Oct, 2013

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Hend takes Macau Open as Els slips to third

Australian Scott Hend claimed victory at the Macau Open Sunday as the tournament’s star draw Ernie Els was forced to content himself with third place. On a day of drama in the $800,000 Asian Tour tournament, which also saw India’s Anirban Lahiri match the course record with an impressive nine-under-par 62, Hend capitalised on his … Continue reading "Hend takes Macau Open as Els slips to third"

21 Oct, 2013

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Hotel guests rise 14 pct to 7.1 million in Jan-August

Macau’s 97 hotels and guesthouses recorded 7.12 million guests in the first eight months of this year, up 14.4 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. The number of hotel guests accounted for 36.4 percent of the number of visitor arrivals in the first eight months. … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 14 pct to 7.1 million in Jan-August"

18 Oct, 2013

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New speaker supports broadcasting plenary sessions

Newly-elected Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng voiced his support Wednesday on broadcasting the legislature’s plenary sessions in full as a way to improve the public’s right to information and monitor the performance of lawmakers and government officials. Ho spoke to journalists after hosting the first plenary session in the new legislative term. The … Continue reading "New speaker supports broadcasting plenary sessions"

17 Oct, 2013

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