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WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development

Macau, China, 29 Jul – World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Mar­garet Chan Fung Fu-chun said Thursday that Macau enjoyed an “advantageous” geographic loca­tion to develop traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as it is one of the most important cities where the East-meets-West heritage created a multi-cultural community. Chan spoke to reporters after signing a co-operation pact … Continue reading "WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development"

29 Jul, 2011

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Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011

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Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011

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Traditional medicine pact with WHO to cost 24 million patacas

Macau, China, 28 Jul – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will sign a 24-million-pataca (US$3 million) co-operation pact with the World Health Organi­sation (WHO) today to launch a host of training programmes in traditional medicine that will last four years starting in September, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Health Bureau (SSM) Di­rector Lei … Continue reading "Traditional medicine pact with WHO to cost 24 million patacas"

28 Jul, 2011

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13 injured in gas blast in Macau

Macau, China, 27 Jul – A total of 13 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion in a restaurant in Macau’s Outer Harbour area Tuesday, the government said. Eight of the injured required hospital treatment and only one remained in hospital for observation. The injured included five men and eight women, one of whom … Continue reading "13 injured in gas blast in Macau"

27 Jul, 2011

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Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Pansy Ho Chiu King, co-chairwoman of MGM China Holdings, told Taiwan ’s Want Daily in an interview published yesterday that her company was making plans to invest in Taiwan ’s hospitality and tourism sector, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing the island’s Central News Agency (CNA).   The CNA … Continue reading "Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism"

26 Jul, 2011

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Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half

Macau, China, 25 Jul – Visitors from Asia made up 97.4 percent of all visitor arrivals in the first half of this year. In the same period of last year Asian visitors accounted for 97.3 percent of all arrivals, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Macau recorded 13.2 million visitor arrivals in the first … Continue reading "Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half"

25 Jul, 2011

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Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July

Macau, China, 24 Aug – Macau logged a record 2.55 million visitor arrivals in July, up 18 percent year-on-year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The daily average of visitor arrivals reached 82,286 last month, corresponding to nearly 15 percent of Macau ’s population. The … Continue reading "Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July"

24 Jul, 2011

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Beijing posts new Foreign Ministry commissioner to Macau

Macau, China, 21 Jul – The central government has appointed Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue as the Foreign Ministry’s new commissioner in Macau. according to Xinhua news agency. According to the Foreign Ministry website, Hu was born in Zhejiang province in 1953. He joined the Foreign Ministry in 1976. His previous postings include Malaysia , … Continue reading "Beijing posts new Foreign Ministry commissioner to Macau"

21 Jul, 2011

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Macau govt vows light rail will reach ‘international standards’

Macau, China, 21 Jul – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that the final plan of the government’s light rail transit (LRT) project is “the best”, pledging that its construction will follow “international standards” by setting up a fire-prevention system and taking measures to protect the environment. The Macau Post … Continue reading "Macau govt vows light rail will reach ‘international standards’"

21 Jul, 2011

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Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party

Macau, China, 20 Jul – The government’s annual music festival, which celebrates its silver jubilee this year, has been known for making use of the city’s heritage sites to present top-notch performances, and this year, the choice of venues has been extended to a “natural” stage, Hac Sa Beach, The Macau Post Daily reports today. … Continue reading "Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party"

20 Jul, 2011

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Macau’s hotels log 3.28 million guests in Jan-May

Macau’s hotel and guesthouses recorded 3.28 million guests in the first five months of this year, a modest 2.7 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. In May, Macau ’s hospitality industry logged 689,495 guests, up 5.9 percent on the same month of last year. … Continue reading "Macau’s hotels log 3.28 million guests in Jan-May"

15 Jul, 2011

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China’s Vice FM hints foreign diplomats should stay clear of internal affairs of HK, Macau

Macau, China, 14 Jul -First Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying indicated Wednesday that foreign consular staff should stay away from the internal affairs of Hong Kong and Macau, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Fu made the hint during a meeting with about 50 local community leaders in the Office of the Commissioner of the … Continue reading "China’s Vice FM hints foreign diplomats should stay clear of internal affairs of HK, Macau"

14 Jul, 2011

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Police chief says Macau has become ‘drug transit hub’

Macau,China, 13 Jul -Macau has become a transit hub for drug traffickers and smugglers, so more attention needs to be paid to this worrying trend, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Wong Sio Chak said Tuesday. According to The Macau Post Daily, Wong made the remark in a speech during an award ceremony marking the 51st anniversary … Continue reading "Police chief says Macau has become ‘drug transit hub’"

13 Jul, 2011

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Macau and Australia ink tax info exchange pact

Macau, China, 13 Jul – Macau has become the latest partner to sign an agreement with Australia that will assist both governments in preventing offshore tax avoidance and evasion, the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong, which is concurrently accredited to Macau, announced in a statement.   Australian Consul-General Les Luck signed the Tax Information Exchange … Continue reading "Macau and Australia ink tax info exchange pact"

13 Jul, 2011

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Tiger flights in Macau ‘not affected’ by Australia grounding

Macau, China, 4 JUl – Tiger Airways’ flights to and from Macau are not affected by the grounding of its Australian subsidiary’s aircraft due to safety concerns, the Singaporean airline said in a statement sent to The Macau Post Daily Sunday. According to the statement, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia on Friday suspended … Continue reading "Tiger flights in Macau ‘not affected’ by Australia grounding"

11 Jul, 2011

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15 hurt as Taiwan-Macau flight aborted

Taipei, Taiwan, 25 Jul – Fifteen airline passengers were hurt on Sunday when they used inflatable evacuation slides after their Taiwan to Macau flight was aborted due to smoke belching from an engine, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing Taiwanese media reports. The MD90 aircraft belonging to Taiwan ‘s EVA Airways flashed abnormal signals … Continue reading "15 hurt as Taiwan-Macau flight aborted"

7 Jul, 2011

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Bill proposes to limit graft-busters’ probing period

Macau, China, 7 Jul – The 10-member Executive Council Wednesday concluded its discussion on a government-drafted bill that proposes to limit graft-busters investigative period per case to a maximum of eight months, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced the amended bill’s main proposed changes in a press conference … Continue reading "Bill proposes to limit graft-busters’ probing period"

7 Jul, 2011

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Macau to open office in Taiwan

Macau, China, 5 Jul – The Macau government announced Monday that it will set up an office in Taiwan this year, in an effort to provide comprehensive services for Macau residents in Taiwan. Alexis Tam Chon Weng, chief spokesman of the Macau government and chief-of-staff of the office of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, … Continue reading "Macau to open office in Taiwan"

5 Jul, 2011

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Vietnam thrashes Macau 7-1 in WCup qualifier

Macau, China, 4 Jul -Vietnam star Le Cong Vinh took his FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifiers to eight in two games after the three-time Vietnamese footballer of the year followed up his first round, first-leg hat-trick with five goals in the ASEAN side’s 7-1 hammering of Macau in Sunday’s second-leg. Cong Vinh hit a first-half … Continue reading "Vietnam thrashes Macau 7-1 in WCup qualifier"

4 Jul, 2011

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