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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

#Tourism

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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China sweeps singles title of 2008 ITTF table tennis Pro Tour Grand Final in Macau

Macau, China, 15  Dec –  China’s tennis players  took a sweep of the single event in the 2008 ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals here on Sunday. Ma Long won his first gold after beating teammate Wang Hao 4-0 in men’s final while Guo Yan defeated Guo Yue 4-2 to claim the women’s title in the … Continue reading "China sweeps singles title of 2008 ITTF table tennis Pro Tour Grand Final in Macau"

15 Dec, 2008

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Macau contributed with US$ 2.1 million to support China’s space programme

Macau, China, 10 Dec – A group of local businesspeople and the Macau Foundation (FM) contributed 12 million patacas and 5 million patacas, respectively,Tuesday to support China’s space efforts. Zhang Jianqi, deputy chief comander  of the central government’s manned space missions and head of the visiting Shenzhou 7 delegation receive the 17 million patacas (US$ … Continue reading "Macau contributed with US$ 2.1 million to support China’s space programme"

10 Dec, 2008

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Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay Adhane wins 2008 Macau Marathon

Macau, China, 7 Dec – Ethiopian runner Yemane Tsegay Adhane today won the 2008 edition of the men’s marathon in Macau with a time of 02:15:06, followed by Kenyan Cyrian Kiogara Hwobi, six seconds later. Third place went to Ukrainian Mykhail Iveruk with a time of 02:16:49. In the women’s marathon, China’s Lili Yuan won … Continue reading "Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay Adhane wins 2008 Macau Marathon"

7 Dec, 2008

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Dubai-based Jumeirah Group to operate a five-star hotel in Macau

Macau, China, 03 Dec – The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group is to operate a five-star hotel in Macau as part of an agreement with Hong Kong developer Shun Tak Holdings Limited, managing director Pansy Ho Chiu-king announced Tuesday. The Jumeirah Macau hotel is located in the Cotai Strip where other hotels are located and is scheduled … Continue reading "Dubai-based Jumeirah Group to operate a five-star hotel in Macau"

3 Dec, 2008

#Tourism

Macau and Shenzhen should jointly generate regional activities, said Chief Executive Edmund Ho

Macau, China, 28 Nov – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah said today in Shenzhen that it should jointly generate regional conventions and exhibitions with the Chinese city, as part of strategies to diversify the economy of Macau, according to a statement from the Macau Government Information Bureau. Edmund Ho, who has been on … Continue reading "Macau and Shenzhen should jointly generate regional activities, said Chief Executive Edmund Ho"

28 Nov, 2008

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Government charters Air Macau plane to take Macau residents stuck in Bangkok back to Macau

Macau, China, 28 Nov – An Air Macau plane is going to Thailand on Saturday to take back to Macau over 120 residents, who have been stuck there after the closing of two airports in Bangkok, the Macau government said today in a statement. An Air Macau flight chartered by the Macau government will on … Continue reading "Government charters Air Macau plane to take Macau residents stuck in Bangkok back to Macau"

28 Nov, 2008

#Tourism

Tourism of Portugal representatives meet in Macau and look to China

Macau, China, 26 Nov – Over 500 participants will be present in Macau from Sunday at the 34th edition of the forum organised by the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies (APAVT), which will discuss new markets and new opportunities in the sector, with an eye on China. Filipe Machado Santos, APAVT secretary general, said Tuesday … Continue reading "Tourism of Portugal representatives meet in Macau and look to China"

26 Nov, 2008

#Tourism

Over 25 million tourists visit Macau in first ten months of 2008

Macau, China, 21 Nov – Macau received 25,1 million visitors in the first ten months of 2008, which was a rise of 14.5 percent against the same period of 2007 when 21,9 million visitors travelled to the territory, the Macau’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Friday.   The biggest number of tourists between January and … Continue reading "Over 25 million tourists visit Macau in first ten months of 2008"

21 Nov, 2008

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Undeveloped island of Hengqin to be next centre of Macau tourism

Zhuhai, China, 20 Nov  – An empty island a stone’s throw from Taipa will become the next centre for Macau’s booming tourist industry, according with officials of the city government. Hengqin occupies an area of 86 square kilometers, the largest of the 146 islands that make up the city of Zhuhai: it has an area … Continue reading "Undeveloped island of Hengqin to be next centre of Macau tourism"

20 Nov, 2008

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Keisuke Kunimoto wins Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

Macau, China, 16 Nov – Keisuke Kunimoto, the 19 year-old Japanese driver, Saturday won the 55th Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara Toyota of Tom’s Team, followed by Italian driver Edoardo Mortara, in a Volkswagen and New Zealander Brendon Hartley in a Dallara Mercedes. Tokyo-born Kunimoto, who raced for the first time in … Continue reading "Keisuke Kunimoto wins Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2008

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Easton wins Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 15 Nov – Stuart Easton, the 25-year old British rider,  Saturday won the 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on a Honda 1000 on the 6.2-kilometre Guia Racing Circuit, considered one of the most difficult in the world. Easton, also known as Rat Boy, won the 15-lap race after a tight fight with fellow … Continue reading "Easton wins Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

15 Nov, 2008

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Macau to discuss protection of heritage sites with development of global tourism

Macau, China, 13 Nov – Finding the delicate balance between conservation and tourism dollars will be the main focus of the first World Heritage Travel Expo/Asia Incentive and Leisure Travel Exhibition to be held in Macau later this month. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Expo to be held at … Continue reading "Macau to discuss protection of heritage sites with development of global tourism"

13 Nov, 2008

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Macau’s 2009 budget reaches $5.58 billion, priority will go to structural investments

Macau, China, 12 Nov – Around a quarter of Macau’s 2009 budget, estimated at 44.7 billion patacas (US$5.58 billion), will be used for investments and costs relating to developing the region, according to official figures announced Tuesday night. The 10.5 billion pataca (US$1.3 billion) figure set aside for investment represents 2.12 billion patacas (US$265 million) … Continue reading "Macau’s 2009 budget reaches $5.58 billion, priority will go to structural investments"

12 Nov, 2008

#Politics

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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