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Macau-Portugal meeting ends with 2 accords

The 6th meeting of the Macau-Portugal Joint Commission meeting, which was held in Lisbon on Wednesday, concluded with consensus on the further fostering of bilateral cooperation.

17 May, 2019

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Gaming-related crime up 14 pct in Q1: Wong

The police investigated 438 suspected gaming-related crimes in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year increase of 14.1 percent from the 384 reported cases in the same period of last year.

17 May, 2019

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Macau and Portugal want to have a closer relationship

Macau and Portugal intend to develop a closer relationship and ensure cooperation at the highest level, the territory’s chief executive and the Portuguese prime minister said on Wednesday in Lisbon.

17 May, 2019

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Holy House of Mercy celebrates 450th anniversary

SCMM President António José de Freitas pointed out in a speech that this year is special as it marks the 70th  anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

16 May, 2019

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Ho says he’s preparing his election campaign team

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng told reporters on Wednesday that he’s still setting up his election campaign office and forming his campaign team consisting of “a group of like-minded friends”, adding that he planned to officially announce his run in the chief executive election at the end of this month or in early … Continue reading "Ho says he’s preparing his election campaign team"

16 May, 2019

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Chui urges Portugal to grab BRI & GBA opportunities

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that cooperation between Macau and Portugal had been continually strengthened.

15 May, 2019

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MGM vows to keep working hard amidst Sino-US trade spat

Executive Director Grant Bowie said yesterday that the company would keep working hard, do the best that it can and focus on the local community during the current China-US trade war.

15 May, 2019

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Population rises 53 pct since MSAR founding

Macau’s population reached 670,900 at the end of March, an increase of 53.2 percent compared to December 1999 when the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) was set up.

14 May, 2019

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350 qualify to compete for 344 CE election committee seats

Among the 351 residents who applied to participate in the election of 344 members of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Committee, 350 qualified to take part in the election.

14 May, 2019

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Govt rejects ‘frivolous’ EU report

The EU's report says that Macau’s “political opposition is weak and civil society is not very vocal”.

10 May, 2019

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Chui vows to promote Macau’s platform role during Portugal trip

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will pay a weeklong visit to Lisbon and Porto from tomorrow until next Sunday.

10 May, 2019

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Lawmakers pass bill to add new drugs to anti-drug law

The Legislative Assembly passed unanimously a government-initiated bill which adds 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law.

9 May, 2019

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Sands vows to open Londoner as early as next year

The US$2.2 billion The Londoner Macao in Cotai set to open progressively from 2020 to 2021 was an indication of the company’s level of confidence in its commitment to Macau.

9 May, 2019

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Registered drug abusers drop 8 pct last year: govt

The bureau was strengthening its cooperation in the fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking with other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities.

8 May, 2019

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351 to compete for 344 seats of the 400-member CE election committee

351 residents have applied to participate in the election of the members of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Committee, competing for 344 seats up for grabs in an election in June.

8 May, 2019

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Govt to raise MSAR travel document fees

The government will raise the fees for obtaining a Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passport and a MSAR travel permit to 430 patacas and 360 patacas respectively.

7 May, 2019

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Systemic differences to help develop GBA: Luo

National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Luo Wen said on Monday that Macau should combine the advantages of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and the nation’s development needs when participating in the building of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), adding that Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau should use their comparative … Continue reading "Systemic differences to help develop GBA: Luo"

7 May, 2019

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May Day holiday visitors rise 37 pct: MGTO

Macau recorded 636,644 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s May Day “Golden Week” from Wednesday to Saturday last week.

6 May, 2019

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Govt to allow crematoria outside cemeteries

The Executive Council has announced that the government has drafted a by-law which removes the current legal requirement that any crematorium must be located in a cemetery.

6 May, 2019

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Education Bureau sees no legal ground for mutual recognition of teacher qualification

In a response to lawmaker Sulu Sou’s interpellation, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) expressed that the Bureau saw no legal ground supporting the recognition of mainland teacher qualifications in Macau.

3 May, 2019

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