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Macau government to invest aggressively to stimulate economic growth in 2009

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

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Edmund Ho says Macau not immune from economic crisis, though it has conditions to overcome it

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

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Macau court reduces prison terms in Ao Man Long linked trial

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

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Macau government grants US$38.5 million to support Sichuan reconstruction projects

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

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Macau Airport to invest more than US$25 million to improve facilities

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

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Australia’s David Gleeson wins Macau Open golf tournament

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

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Macau government announces public consultation on national security law

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

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Macau to discuss state security bill

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

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More than 22.4 million tourists visit Macau in first nine months of 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

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Taiwanese visitors to Macau seen down in 2009, but tourists stay longer

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

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Beijing’s pragmatism will be put to test in choosing Macau’s next Chief Executive

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

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Michael Rutter attempts seventh victory at 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

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

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Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix to showcase young talent eager to be recognised

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

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Macau Health Bureau confirms 3 more students with kidney stones

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

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Macau government grants underground infrastructure study for future light railway

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

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Macau says no kidney problems found in students tested after drinking milk products

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

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Around 500 civil servants protest against Macau government

Macau, China, 29 Sept – Around 500 civil servants took part in a protest Sunday against the Macau government, organised by the Macau Civil Servants Union, known as ATFPM (Associacao dos Trabalhadores da Funcao Publica). The protestors were demanding salary rises, regulations on contracts and re-hiring two teachers, whose contracts were not renewed. Macau has … Continue reading "Around 500 civil servants protest against Macau government"

29 Sep, 2008

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Macau Department of Health identifies three more products with melamine in Macau

Macau, China, 26 Sept – The Macau Department of Health said Thursday it identified three more products in Macau with melamine, a toxic substance that has already killed four children in China, increasing the total number of products containing the chemical to eight. After discovering that Yili milk, Yili strawberry-flavoured yoghurt, Mengniu nut-flavoured milk and … Continue reading "Macau Department of Health identifies three more products with melamine in Macau"

26 Sep, 2008

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Michael Rutter to chase record seventh Macau Grand Prix victory on NW200 Ducati

London, England, 26 Sept – Michael Rutter and the North West 200 Ducati Racing Team will compete in November’s Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, the Ducati Team said Thursday. “It is very important for us as a team to promote the NW200 event on the world stage and there can be no better place to do … Continue reading "Michael Rutter to chase record seventh Macau Grand Prix victory on NW200 Ducati"

26 Sep, 2008

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Macau Health Bureau confirms child with kidney stones resulting from contaminated Chinese milk

Macau, China, 24 Sept  – The Macau Department of Health has confirmed that a 16-month old child, who drank Nestlé Gold powdered milk, has kidney stones and is receiving clinical treatment in a hospital in Macau. A statement from the Macau Department of Health released Tuesday said that the child was brought to the Conde … Continue reading "Macau Health Bureau confirms child with kidney stones resulting from contaminated Chinese milk"

24 Sep, 2008

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