News

Police to recruit civil protection volunteers next month

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak says that the police will start recruiting volunteers next month for the government’s civil protection work, pledging that the authorities will ensure the volunteers’ safety while participating in civil protection.

2 Dec, 2020

Qingmao checkpoint project to be completed in 2021 Q2

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said on Monday’s Q&A session that the government expects the Qingmao border checkpoint project to be completed in the second quarter of next year.

2 Dec, 2020

Eco-bureau installs 42 plastic bottle recycling machines

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it has installed 42 plastic bottle recycling machines in different parts of the city.

2 Dec, 2020

Macau International Short Film Festival opens to public for free

The 11th Macau International Short Film Festival is open to the public, with entrance to all the films being shown free to attract movie buffs from Macau and the mainland, the president of the film festival.

2 Dec, 2020

Financial manager buys, sells illegal weapons

A financial manager was arrested on Monday for buying illegal weapons from the mainland and selling them to local buyers.

2 Dec, 2020

Lost treasure of Old Summer Palace returns to Beijing via Macao

A bronze horse head sculpture, a treasure of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace that went missing after Anglo-French allied forces’ looting 160 years ago, returned to its original palace home on Tuesday.

2 Dec, 2020

MUST inaugurates China's First Astrobiology and Cosmochemistry Laboratory

MUST inaugurates China’s First Astrobiology and Cosmochemistry Laboratory

China's first experimental astrobiology and cosmochemistry laboratory was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) with experimental platforms that put the territory at the technological forefront of two areas crucial to the Chinese space program.

2 Dec, 2020

Macao gaming receipts fall 70.5% in November

Macao's gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell by 70.9% year-on-year to MOP 6.75 billion (US$843 million) in November.

1 Dec, 2020

Macao’s hotels register 57,000 staycation guests in October 

Macao's 120 hotels and guesthouses recorded 57,000 staycation guests in October, a year-on-year increase of 13.6%.

1 Dec, 2020

Same standards for HK & Macao for national security

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said that while Hong Kong and Macao have adopted different ways to accomplish their respective duties to protect national security, both SARs share the same required standards for safeguarding it.

1 Dec, 2020

Boy runs out into road near airport, hit by scooter

A boy who ran out into a three-lane road from a bus parked near the airport was hit by a man on his scooter who was driving in the right-hand lane, sending both falling to the ground.

1 Dec, 2020

Anima chief predicts MOP 2.5 million deficit this year

Local animal protection group Anima predicts that it will have a MOP 2.5 million deficit by the end of the year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, its president, Billy Chan Hon Keong, said on Monday.

1 Dec, 2020

Global Tourism Economy Forum aims to offer insights into post-COVID-19 recovery

The annual Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) taking place online on 9 December aims to offer insights to help set new agendas for a swift recovery, in particular of the world’s hard-hit tourism industry.

1 Dec, 2020

3 currency exchange criminals attack & rob scammer

Three currency exchange gang members from the mainland were arrested on Sunday for attacking and robbing a scammer.

1 Dec, 2020

93.9% of locals are unfamiliar with glaucoma: survey

A survey conducted in November shows that 93.9% of Macao residents are unfamiliar with glaucoma, Kiang Wu Hospital’s Deputy Director of Ophthalmology Hong Sin U said on Monday.

1 Dec, 2020

Macao bans polystyrene takeaway boxes

Macao bans polystyrene takeaway boxes from 1 January 2021

The Macao government will prohibit the import and trading of disposable polystyrene takeaway boxes, bowls, cups and dishes from 1 January 2021, the government gazette announced today.

30 Nov, 2020

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong

Next year’s wealth-sharing handout to be in cash again (Update)

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has announced that the government has decided to give residents their annual “wealth-sharing” handout in cash next year – as in previous years.

30 Nov, 2020

Macao

GDP set to fall over 50%

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that in its latest estimate, the government expected Macao’s gross domestic product (GDP) to fall around 56% this year, adding that while the estimate “will be constantly adjusted” the government predicted that this year’s economy would contract over 50%.

30 Nov, 2020

COVID-19 prevention & economic recovery

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said during his introductory speech about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year on Friday that he expected the government’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures to be “normalised” next year, adding that protecting residents’ lives and health would remain the government’s top priority.

30 Nov, 2020

Hengqin Island

Local government keeps open mind on possibility of Macao securities exchange in Hengqin

Addressing Friday’s Q&A session in the Legislative Assembly (AL) about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that the local government has not yet carried out an in-depth study on the possibility of setting up a Macao securities exchange in Hengqin, but it would keep an open mind on the possibility.

30 Nov, 2020