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Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou

Macau, China, 30 Jun – Hong Kong-based shipping firm Shun Tak China Travel Ship Management launched Tuesday a new daily passenger ferry service from Macau’s Outer Harbour ferry terminal to Guangzhou’s Nansha district, according to The Macau Post Daily. The voyage will take around 90 minutes, an official from the company said. The Macau government … Continue reading "Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou"

30 Jun, 2010

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau

Macau, China, 29  Jun – Mandarin Oriental hotel opens today, in th One Central complex, in NAPE waterfront,  with 213 rooms, including 26 suites and one presidential suite. The hotel located in the Macau peninsula  is owned by Hong Kong Land and Shun Tak groups and designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC/USA. Mandarin … Continue reading "Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau"

29 Jun, 2010

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Just one quarter of citizens satisfied with Macau Chief Executive political performance

Macau, China, 25 Jun – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has fared badly in an opinion poll, with just 26 percent of all respondents satisfied with his political performance since taking office in December last year while Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U scored a higher approval rating, according to a survey … Continue reading "Just one quarter of citizens satisfied with Macau Chief Executive political performance"

25 Jun, 2010

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Macau receive 10.3 million visitors during the first five months of 2010

Macau, China, 24 Jun – Macau’s total visitor arrivals during the first five months of 2010 rose by 15.8 percent year-on-year to 10.33 million, according to figures released Wednesday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The majority of visitor come from China mainland and Hong Kong, respectively at 5.52 million and 3.01 million … Continue reading "Macau receive 10.3 million visitors during the first five months of 2010"

24 Jun, 2010

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New reclaimed areas in Macau with 3.5 sq Km to be ready in 5 years

Macau, China, 21 Jun – The Macau government will reclaim 3.5 sq km of land in the next five years to provide new areas for the territory expansion, said Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io last week. "Over half of the 350 hectares (3.5 sq km) of land to be reclaimed will … Continue reading "New reclaimed areas in Macau with 3.5 sq Km to be ready in 5 years"

21 Jun, 2010

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Air Macau extends network to more Japanese cities through Code share Agreement with ANA

Macau, China, 17 Jun – Air Macau signed Tuesday with All Nippon Airways (ANA) a Code share Agreement to extend its network to all parts of Japan through the network of ANA. According to the agreement, Air Macau and ANA, Japan’s largest carrier, will expand their respective network into Hokkaido, Fukuoka in Japan and Pearl … Continue reading "Air Macau extends network to more Japanese cities through Code share Agreement with ANA"

17 Jun, 2010

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Chui to discuss future of local Portuguese school during Portugal trip

Macau, China, 14 Jun – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will be working out how the government can financially support the Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) during his official visit to Portugal where he will be meeting with the country’s president, Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, the head of the CE office Alexis Tam Chon … Continue reading "Chui to discuss future of local Portuguese school during Portugal trip"

14 Jun, 2010

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Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe

Macau, China, 10 June – Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong plan to carry out joint promotion in Taiwan the United Kingdom and France to publicise the tourism potential of the Pearl River Delta region. The announcement was made at the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Tourism Cooperation Meeting,” which was attended by leaders of the Guangdong Tourism Administration, … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe"

10 Jun, 2010

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Macau to Revise Press and Broadcasting Laws

Macau, China, 3 Jun – The government of Macau Wednesday said it will revise the SAR’s press and broadcasting laws in two to three years. These two laws have been in place for 20 years, but the relevant press and radio and TV broadcasting committees still have not been established, and the status of local … Continue reading "Macau to Revise Press and Broadcasting Laws"

3 Jun, 2010

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Macao and Guangdong deepen cooperation with new pacts on tourism, medicine

Macau, China, 1 Jun  – The governments of Macau  and Guangdong Province on Monday signed here three pacts concerning cooperation in tourism and medicine. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua led an official delegation to attend the Guangdong-Macau Joint Co-operation Conference, where he met with the Macau’s Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On. After the meeting, the … Continue reading "Macao and Guangdong deepen cooperation with new pacts on tourism, medicine"

1 Jun, 2010

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China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing

Macau, China, 31  May – A pair of giant pandas has been selected as gift for the Macau Special Administration Region, the State Forestry Administration announced Saturday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the endangered species’ hometown. Both pandas come from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base and have been chosen … Continue reading "China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing"

31 May, 2010

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Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion

Macau, China, 25 May – Macau’s participation in the Shanghai World Exposition is an "opportunity" for the international promotion of the territory that will be made use of, the Macau chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai On. On his way to Shanghai, heading a delegation from Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On noted the importance of the … Continue reading "Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion"

25 May, 2010

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Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010

Macau, China, 25 May – Total visitor arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent year-on-year to 8.2 million in the first four months of 2010, the Statistics and Census Service said on Monday. Visitors from Mainland China (4,386,985), Hong Kong (2,421,414), and Taiwan (442,087) increased by 20.0 percent, 3.2 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. Visitors from … Continue reading "Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010"

25 May, 2010

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Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted

Guangzhou, China, 24 May – A report shows that the seawater quality of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Zhongshan, as well as Shenzhen and Zhuhai, which neighbors Hong Kong and Macau, have fallen into the category of "seriously polluted" accordint to Xinhua News Agency. The Chinese news agency said that seawater pollution remains serious in the coastal … Continue reading "Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted"

24 May, 2010

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Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta

Macau,China, 18 May  – Chief Executive of Macau Fernando Chui Sai On visit today Foshan city, the last leg of its tour to cities in the Pearl River Delta, according to a official announcement. Chui Sai On visited Monday  the cities of Jiangmen and Zhaoqing to strenght relations and exchange views with the Peal River … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta"

18 May, 2010

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University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations

Macau, China, 14 May – The University of Macau (UM) will launch a postgraduation program in International Relations and Public Policy in this coming academic year and is already enrolling students from Macau, mainland China and abroad, professor Jianwei Wang announced Thursday. "We have created this program in the last two years [….]. Now we … Continue reading "University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations"

14 May, 2010

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Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012

Macau, China, 6 May – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that he had "full confidence" in the government’s ability to keep its promise of completing 19,000 public housing flats by 2012. Lau made the remark in a meeing at the legislative hemicycle answering lawmakers’ interpellations. To meet local’s rising … Continue reading "Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012"

13 May, 2010

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Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines

Macau, China, 11 May – Around 330,000 doses of swine flu vaccine (A/H1N1), which cost the government some 44.6 million patacas (US$ 5.58) to purchase last year, are still unused and will expire in September, Lei Chin Ion, director of the Health Bureau (SSM), said Monday during a press conference. To cope with the outbreak … Continue reading "Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines"

11 May, 2010

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Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June

Macau, China, 10 May – The Chief Executive of Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On will pay an official visit Portugal 17-23 June, according to the Portuguese press in Macau. The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U accompany the Chief Executive in his visit. Chui … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June"

10 May, 2010

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New HIV subtype found in Macau

Macau, China, 7 May –  The Health Bureau of Macau (SSM) announced on Thursday that it has found a CRF12_BF subtype of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that is slightly different from the one found in other regions. The new subtype was detected after the SSM and the medical experts at the Chinese University of Hong … Continue reading "New HIV subtype found in Macau"

7 May, 2010

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