Macau, China, 24 Sep -Macau received 16.75 million visitors during the first eight months of the year an increase of 18 percent compared with the same period of the previous year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Friday. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 53.2 percent and 29.9 percent of all … Continue reading "Macau receives 16.75 million visitors during first eight months of the year"
24 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 21 Sept – The Executive Council of Macau announced Monday that the government has decided to amend its controversial bill on legal aid for public servants. "The original bill, whose outline was passed by the legislature before its current summer recess, has been widely criticised for offering public servants legal aid to sue … Continue reading "Macau government drop controversial bill on legal aid plan"
21 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 20 Sept – Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will be present at the meeting of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries to be held in Macau in November, according to Lusa Portuguese News Agency. The agency, quoting diplomatic sources, said that the meeting is being prepared for … Continue reading "Chinese PM to visit Macau in November to attend meeting of Portuguese Speaking Countries"
20 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 17 Sept – Macau’s telecommunication authorities said on Thursday that residents and tourists will soon enjoy free wireless Internet access at various selected public locations. Wireless Broadband System, which uses Wi-Fi technology, has been installed at selected locations of the city such as government premises, public facilities and tourist attractions, Macau’s Bureau of … Continue reading "Macau to launch free Wi-Fi at selected locations"
17 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 16 Sept – The Court of First Instance (TJB) has formally declared former local budget airline Viva Macau bankrupt. The court ruling, which was dated September 13, was published in the Official Gazette (BO) Wednesday. According to the ruling, the airline had requested that it be declared bankrupt. Viva Macau’s creditors held a … Continue reading "Viva Macau airline bankruptcy formalised"
16 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 16 Sept – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said Wednesday that the number of visitors from the international market increased by 12.2 percent from January to August when compared with the same period of last year. The foreign tourists represent 11.6 percent of the total, which the MGTO … Continue reading "Tourists from international markets increase 12.2 percent in the first 8 months of the year"
16 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 15 Sept – Antonio Rato, consultant and director of operations of the Macau Airport Company (CAM) said Tuesday that Air Macau should consider the establishment of a route to India, a market which has recorded strong growth in the number of visitors to Macau. The market growth from India is spectacular but is … Continue reading "Air Macau should fly to India says director of operations of Macau Airport"
15 Sep, 2010
Macau, china, 3 Sept – Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Cheong U arrived in Taiwan Thursday on a historic trip that includes meetings with one of the seven vice-presidents of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT). Cheong is the first policy secretary of the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) to visit … Continue reading "Senior official of the Macau government starts official visit to Taiwan"
3 Sep, 2010
Hong Kong, China 2 Sept – Macau citizens and Hong Kong passport holders can apply for Taiwan visas online since Wednesday, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Wednesday. Taiwan National Immigration Agency spokeswoman Li Lin-feng said that Hong Kong and Macau citizens could print out visa agreements, after applying for visas via the internet. "These … Continue reading "Macau residents allowed to get Taiwan visas online"
2 Sep, 2010
Macau, China, 30 Aug – Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) said last Saturday that Macau will enhance its cooperative ties with Taiwan. Fernando Chui Sai On made the comments at the 6th Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation and Development Forum in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province. "Strengthening economic and trade … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau says relations with Taiwan is one of the priorities for 2010"
30 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 25 Aug – A possible meeting between Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Cheong U and Taiwan’s top mainland affairs official in Taipei early next month "is still under negotiation," the policy secretary’s chief-of-cabinet Cheung So Mui said in a press conference Tuesday. The Macau Post Daily wrote on Monday that … Continue reading "Top-level meeting between Macau and Taiwan in Taipei still under negotiation"
28 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 27 Aug – Vice-chairman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, Kao Charng welcomed the Macau government’s plan to open an office in Taipei, the Macau Government Information Bureau announced Thursday. Kao, that is also a vice-chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) made the remark Thursday during a reception hosted by his office for … Continue reading "Taiwan official welcomes Macau plan to open office in Taipei"
27 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 26 Aug – Air Macau Executive Committee President Zheng Yang said Wednesday that the company is poised to post a profit this year, following years of losses, but gave no details. Zheng made the remark before a press conference was held at the Air Macau headquarters in Nape to announce the company’s first-ever … Continue reading "Air Macau to post profit in 2010 says airline president"
26 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Aug – The Macau Golf Open 2010 is at risk to be cancelled, according to the South China Morning Post. The Sports Development Bureau has already taken it off the schedule on its official website. The failure to find a title sponsor and rising costs are the reasons for the end of … Continue reading "Macau at risk to lose Golf Open"
24 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Aug – Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Cheong U is expected to meet with Taiwan’s top mainland affairs official during a visit to the island at the beginning of next month, according to The Macau Post Daily. The meeting in Taipei would be the first meeting ever between a … Continue reading "Macau high-ranking official to visit Taiwan in September"
24 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Aug – Macau’s visitor arrivals in July went up by 23.2 percent over the same period of last year to 2.68 million, according to the figures released on Monday by Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Chinese mainland remained Macau’s major source market, accounting for 52.8 percent of the total, standing at … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 23.2 percent in July"
24 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 23 Aug – A total of about 500 Areia Preta residents staged two separate demonstrations Sunday to protest against the setting-up of columbaria – places for the public storage of urns holding cremated remains – and similar facilities in residential buildings. According to the Macau Post Daily the protesters demanded that the government … Continue reading "Hundreds protest in Macau against columbaria in residential buildings"
23 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 19 Aug – Last year saw the number of corruption and other crime cases registered with the Commission Against Corruption of Macau (CCAC) increase by 16 percent, reaching a total of 923 cases, in a trend that seems to emerge during election years, according to The Macau Post Daily. Similar increases could be … Continue reading "Corruption cases in Macau increases during election year"
19 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 19 Aug – Macau’s new prison is to be operational in 2014, the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) announced Wednesday. DSSOPT Deputy Director Daniel Low Shin Chung made the announcement on the sidelines of the project’s ground-breaking ceremony in Ka Ho, in Coloane island. Prison Director Lee Kam Cheong told reporters … Continue reading "New Macau jail to be operational in 2014"
19 Aug, 2010
Macau, China, 18 Aug – Airline carriers flying to Macau Tuesday voiced concerns over a draft by-law which would force them to provide hotel rooms and meals to passengers stranded because of flight delays and cancellations, as well as refunds and rerouting options in certain cases. In a consultation session on the draft held Tuesday … Continue reading "Airlines voice concerns over stronger passenger protections in Macau"
18 Aug, 2010