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Cultural Bureau of Macau to create a “better cultural scene” trough new projects

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is keen to revitalize the territory this year by organizing several initiatives. During IC’s Spring Luncheon, held on Monday at the Grand Lisboa Hotel, the bureau introduced projects that are divided into six different areas: “New Cultural Scene,” “Cultural Heritage,” “Cultural and Creative Industries,” “Cultural Events,” “Public Libraries,” and “Culture … Continue reading "Cultural Bureau of Macau to create a “better cultural scene” trough new projects"

1 Mar, 2016

MICE statistics of Macau shown increase of events in Q4

According to a Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) report, a total of 239 MICE events were held during the fourth quarter of 2015. This is an increase of six year-on-year. In the same period, the number of meetings and conferences increased by 13, while that of exhibitions decreased by seven. The total number of participants … Continue reading "MICE statistics of Macau shown increase of events in Q4"

29 Feb, 2016

Ex-chief prosecutor of Macau in jail over graft claims

Macau’s former chief public prosecutor Ho Chio Meng was remanded in custody on Saturday on allegations of graft, according to a special press conference held by Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) chief André Cheong Weng Chon at his office. Cheong said the Public Prosecution Office (MP) passed the case to the CCAC in the first half … Continue reading "Ex-chief prosecutor of Macau in jail over graft claims"

29 Feb, 2016

Ho Chio Meng, former Macau Prosecutor General arrested in bribery case

Ho Chio Meng, former Macau Prosecutor General, has been arrested and charged with fraud, abuse of power and document forgery , according to the English TV news of Macau television (TDM). The city’s graft watchdog says a former head of the Public Prosecutions Office and main officers are suspected of colluding with a private company … Continue reading "Ho Chio Meng, former Macau Prosecutor General arrested in bribery case"

28 Feb, 2016

Macau wants to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region

The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) attended the “Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2016″ (AIME 2016) which ended Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia, in order to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region to Macau. The mission organised by IPIM, which since January has been responsible for coordination and external promotion of … Continue reading "Macau wants to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region"

26 Feb, 2016

Raymond Tam to head DSPA of Macau

Raymond Tam Vai Man, the former head of Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), has been appointed to head the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA). According to a statement issued on Thursday by the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, a notice of the appointment will be published soon in the Official Gazette. Tam was put … Continue reading "Raymond Tam to head DSPA of Macau"

26 Feb, 2016

Macau Chief Executive “upholds freedom of the press and freedom of publishing”

The Chief Executive stated that the media plays a significant role in connecting the government and the public by providing information on policies and social issues. He added that the contributions of the media toward the development of Macau are widely recognized by the community. Mr Chui made the comments during a lunch which he … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive “upholds freedom of the press and freedom of publishing”"

25 Feb, 2016

National strategies bring Macau ‘incredible opportunities’ said CNTA vice-chief

National strategies such as the central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative have provided Macau with “incredible and historic opportunities” for achieving its goal of developing the city into a “world centre of tourism and leisure”, Du Jiang, a vice-chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), said on Wednesday. … Continue reading "National strategies bring Macau ‘incredible opportunities’ said CNTA vice-chief"

25 Feb, 2016

Macau airport to stay more convenient than Hong Kong

The chairman of the executive committee of the Macau International Airport Company Ltd. (CAM), Dr Deng Jun, led a delegation to pay a visit to the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (AACM), where they discussed with Simon Chan, president of AACM, how to enhance cooperation between the two organizations. According to a press statement from … Continue reading "Macau airport to stay more convenient than Hong Kong"

25 Feb, 2016

SJM records in Macau a 38.7 percent fall in revenue

SJM Holdings Ltd. announced yesterday its audited consolidated annual results of the company and its subsidiaries for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015. Gaming revenue for the group amounted to HKD48.59 billion, a 38.7 percent fall over 2014, which recorded almost HKD79.27 billion in revenues. According to a statement issued by SJM, last year the … Continue reading "SJM records in Macau a 38.7 percent fall in revenue"

24 Feb, 2016

Police nab in Macau 15 suspects in HK$100 million card fraud

The police have arrested 15 men and women on suspicion of credit card fraud involving HK$100 million, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson said at a press briefing yesterday. The spokesperson said that after launching an investigation following a tipoff in July, the police identified a shop in Nape, disguised as a jewellery and phone shop … Continue reading "Police nab in Macau 15 suspects in HK$100 million card fraud"

24 Feb, 2016

Macau creates commission to deepen links to the Portuguese-speaking countries

The Macau government has established a Commission for the Development of the Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, according to an executive order published Monday in the official bulletin. The creation of this commission aims, according to the order, at an “integration of the various services and government entities involved, in … Continue reading "Macau creates commission to deepen links to the Portuguese-speaking countries"

24 Feb, 2016

Gaming firms launch ‘Macau Loves Locals’ discounts

The city’s six gaming operators started yesterday an over month-long discount promotion campaign titled “Macau Loves Locals” during which locals can enjoy various discounts on non-gaming offerings such as dining out, hotel rooms, shows and other kinds of entertainment. The campaign expires at the end of next month. Generally speaking, the discounts range from 20 … Continue reading "Gaming firms launch ‘Macau Loves Locals’ discounts"

24 Feb, 2016

Guangzhou’s development plan to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong

Last week, Beijing approved Guangzhou’s ambitious plans to become an international trade center and regional transportation hub by 2020, but urged Guangzhou authorities to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong. China’s State Council urged authorities to focus on improving infrastructure in the Pearl River Delta by integrating road, port, rail and air … Continue reading "Guangzhou’s development plan to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong"

23 Feb, 2016

Gaming-related crimes in Macau rise 38 pct in 2015

The Judiciary Police (PJ) recorded 1,553 gaming-related crimes in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 38 percent, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak announced on Monday. Addressing a press conference at his office in Cotai to announce last year’s crime figures, the policy secretary said that last year’s total number of crimes dropped 2.6 percent year-on-year … Continue reading "Gaming-related crimes in Macau rise 38 pct in 2015"

23 Feb, 2016

New customs chief of Macau “ready to tackle any challenge”

Newly sworn-in Macau Customs Service Director-General Alex Vong Iao Lek said on Monday that he and his team would be ready to tackle and overcome any challenge which may come up. Vong’s swearing-in ceremony took place at Government Headquarters yesterday, with Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On presiding over the function. Vong made the remarks … Continue reading "New customs chief of Macau “ready to tackle any challenge”"

23 Feb, 2016

Macau municipal chief appointed new customs head

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced on Saturday that Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Alex Vong Iao Lek has been appointed director-general of the Macau Customs Service by the State Council in Beijing. The post had been vacant since Macau Customs Service director-general Lai Man Wa died last October in what an … Continue reading "Macau municipal chief appointed new customs head"

22 Feb, 2016

Liaison officer urges Macau artists to have stronger ‘sense of responsibility’

Macau’s arts and culture circles should have “a stronger sense of responsibility from a historical perspective”, Xu Ting, who heads the Central People’s Government Liaison Office’s Department of Culture and Education, said on Sunday, urging them to offer vigorous support to the central government’s One Belt, One Road initiative. Xu made the remarks when addressing … Continue reading "Liaison officer urges Macau artists to have stronger ‘sense of responsibility’"

22 Feb, 2016

Consultation on election law in Macau to start in March/April

The government will launch a public consultation on an amendment bill to the Legislative Assembly Election Law in March or April, Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said on Thrusday. The policy secretary made the pledge after a meeting with members of the Legislative Assembly’s 1st Standing Committee on Thursday. Chan said … Continue reading "Consultation on election law in Macau to start in March/April"

19 Feb, 2016

Women arrested in Macau for dumping a baby in bin

The police arrested a Filipina domestic helper on Thursday for dumping her newborn in a waste bin in a residential building in Taipa on Tuesday, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson said. The spokesperson made the announcement during a special press briefing last night. A baby girl was left inside a bin in a communal utility … Continue reading "Women arrested in Macau for dumping a baby in bin"

19 Feb, 2016