Politics

Macao govt slams interference by US Congress

The Macao government has accused the United States of "brutal interference in the internal affairs" of the territory. 

16 Jan, 2021

Government proposes collection of visitors’ biometric data

The biometric data collection proposed in the bill would include fingerprints, palm prints, iris, retina, and facial recognition.

11 Jan, 2021

Macao, Guangdong vow to stay vigilant against COVID-19

Macao and Guangdong have vowed to stay vigilant against the novel coronavirus threat and further strengthen their joint COVID-19 control and prevention measures, according to a statement by the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS).

11 Jan, 2021

Ho to visit 8 Guangdong cities to boost GBA development

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will pay a four-day working visit to eight cities in Guangdong province that are part of the GBA.

8 Jan, 2021

Macao ‘will certainly win great battle’ against COVID-19: Ho 

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng predicted in his New Year’s Message today that Macao “will certainly win the great battle” against the COVID-19 pandemic.

31 Dec, 2020

Taiwan bans all transit airline passengers

Taiwan decided to ban from January 1st  all foreign arrivals, including the transfer or transit of airline passengers, the government announced Wednesday.

31 Dec, 2020

CCAC defends government annulment of 74 land concessions, but slams its failure to supervise leaseholders

The government’s decision to annul the provisional land concessions of 74 plots did not involve any acts of administrative illegality or maladministration.

31 Dec, 2020

COVID-19 poses ‘biggest challenge’ to 2021 poll

Tong Hio Fong, who heads the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission, said that over 320,000 permanent residents will be eligible to vote in the 2021 direct election.

30 Dec, 2020

3 days left for voter registration

The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau reminded permanent residents who still aren’t included in the city’s electoral roll that they must register on Thursday at the latest

29 Dec, 2020

China Media Group Macao

Macao government signs co-operation agreement with China Media Group

 The Macao government has signed a co-operation framework agreement with China Media Group (CMG) in the areas of news, sports, entertainment, documentaries and cultural programmes. 

27 Dec, 2020

China Media Group Macao branch

State-owned China Media Group launches branch in Macao

The agreement will cover cooperation in news, sports activities, soap operas, documentaries, ad documentaries.

27 Dec, 2020

gaming concessions

Ho says ‘anything is possible’ concerning timing of casino concession bids 

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said that "anything is possible" concerning the timing of the bidding process for Macao's gaming concessions which expire in June 2022. 

20 Dec, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine to cost government MOP 500 per person

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng told reporters that the government expected to spend, on average, about MOP 500 (US$63) on its COVID-19 vaccine per person. 

20 Dec, 2020

Ho vows to strengthen residents’ national security awareness

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng vowed to strengthen residents' national security awareness and to take efficient measures to prevent external forces' infiltration and intervention in local affairs.

20 Dec, 2020

COVID-19 hero Zhong Nanshan, ex-CE Chui Sai On awarded Macao’s top honour

The public face of the nation’s fight against the novel coronavirus disease, Zhong Nanshan, and Macao’s former chief executive Fernando Chui Sai On have been awarded the Macao Special Administrative Region’s (MSAR) highest Decoration of Honour, the Grand Lotus.

20 Dec, 2020

Government to add sci-tech innovation function to economic bureau

The government will upgrade the area of responsibility of the Economic Services Bureau (DSE) in February when it will also be tasked with promoting Macao’s scientific and technological innovation.

20 Dec, 2020

Legislative Assembly

Lawmakers pass bill proposing fines for those failing to repair their buildings

Outline of bill regulating the city’s building construction passed, proposing that those who fail to carry out the necessary maintenance of or repairs to their buildings, despite an official order to do so, will face a fine.

17 Dec, 2020

Lei Wai Nong

Lawmakers pass next year’s budget bill with balancing measures in place

The government will continue to run a budget deficit, although formally the budget is a balanced one thanks to a cash injection accounting for nearly 28% of next year’s expected government revenue.

17 Dec, 2020

Ho Iat Seng

Ho pledges continuation of ‘good job’ for next stage of COVID-19 prevention work

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng urged officials on Tuesday to continue doing a “good job” in the next stage of the government’s COVID-19 prevention and control work while he was summarising Macao’s “phased” achievements in its COVID-19 prevention and control work.

16 Dec, 2020

US sanctions ‘Broken Tooth’ Wan Kuok-koi

In a statement, the US Treasury described Wan as “a leader of the 14K Triad, one of the largest Chinese organised criminal organisations in the world”.

10 Dec, 2020