Macau, China, 9 Jan – Macau’s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, started Sunday a six-day visit to Brussels and the European Union according to a statement by Government Spokesperson Office. Chui and his delegation are scheduled to make courtesy calls on the President of the European Union, José Manuel Durão Barroso, and the Vice President … Continue reading "Chief Executive to meet EU and Belgium officials"
9 Jan, 2012
Macau, China, 5 Jan – Former public prosecutor Song Man Lei Wednesday was sworn in as Macau’s first female judge of Macau ’s Court of Final Appeal (TUI), The Macau Post Daily reports today. Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, Legislative Assembly President Lau Cheok Va and about a hundred judiciary and government officials attended … Continue reading "Former public prosecutor sworn in as Macau’s first top female judge"
5 Jan, 2012
Macau, China, 3 Dec – Beijing will retain the final say on Macau’s electoral reform, the National People’s Congress (NPC) ruled Saturday, after the Macau government made its first request for an interpretation of its Basic Law. Any changes to electoral rules will first need to be cleared by a two-thirds majority of the Macau’s … Continue reading "National People’s Congress rules on Macau poll reform"
3 Jan, 2012
Macau, China, 3 Dec -Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has promised in his New Year’s speech that his government will continue to promote “harmonious development between civil society and the economy.” Chui also said in his address that his government would continue to strive to diversify Macau ’s economy and do its best to … Continue reading "Chui pledges ‘harmonious development’"
3 Jan, 2012
Macau, China, 30 Dec – Macau’s dwindling youth population accounts for just 11.9 percent of its total population, in addition to the rising number of middle-aged inhabitants, a low birth rate and longer life expectancy are factors that suggest the city will have to cope with an increasingly ageing population in the next 10 years. … Continue reading "Macau census results hint at ageing population problem"
30 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 30 Dec – Macau’s skyline was ranked 20th in a list of 100 cities all over the world that was released by Emporis, a Frankfurt-based global provider of building-related information, this week, The Macau Post Daily reports today. According to the listing, Macau has 564 high-rise buildings, with a total of 5,211 points. … Continue reading "Macau skyline’s ‘visual impact’ ranks 20th globally"
30 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 29 Dec – Macau’s officially estimated unemployment rate fell 0.5 of a percentage point to 2.3 percent in the September-November employment survey period, the lowest rate since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in December 1999, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The rate was … Continue reading "Jobless rate dips to lowest since MSAR establishment"
29 Dec, 2011
Beijing, China, 27 Dec – The Macau Chief Executive, Chui Sai On met President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao and said that Macau has been taking measures to became a world tourism and leisure centre and a business and trading service platform for the relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries. According to the … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive meet President and Premier of China"
27 Dec, 2011
Taipei, Taiwan, 27 Dec -The Taiwan offices of Macau and Hong Kong will begin operations in January and March, respectively, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday. The Macau Economic and Cultural Office and the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office opened in Taipei on Dec. 2 and 19, respectively. The quasi-official representative offices … Continue reading "Macau office in Taiwan will begin operations in January"
27 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 21 Dec – Macau celebrates Tuesday the 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region with a Latin City parade through Macau organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau. The parade with artists and groups from the Latin world, along with a number local talents, started at the Ruins of St. Paul’s and cross the … Continue reading "Macau celebrates 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region"
21 Dec, 2011
Beijing, China, 19 Dec – China ‘ s top legislature will deliberate an expository bill of the Macau Basic Law as well as other draft laws and amendments in a bimonthly session scheduled for later this month , a statement said . The National People ‘ s Congress ( NPC ) Standing Committee will convene … Continue reading "Beijing to deliberate on a bill concerning the Chief Executive selection method and Assembly"
19 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 16 Dec – Legislators Thursday approved unanimously a government-drafted consumption tax amendment bill that will raise the city’s tobacco tax from four to 10 patacas for a packet of 20 cigarettes, a growth of 150 percent, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen attended the … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers approve tobacco tax hike"
16 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 16 Dec – Rates of different hotels and guesthouses room categories are published on official website on a permanent basis as a reference for residents and visitors ,Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO ) announced . Starting from Dec.15, MGTO published the room rates submitted by the hotel industry, so as to increase … Continue reading "Macau publish room rate on permanent basis for visitors"
16 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 15 Dec – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday that Supplement VIII to the Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) will fully liberalise trade in services, The Macau Post Daily reports today. The new supplement mainly comprises new measures concerning trade and investment facilitation and trade … Continue reading "CEPA 8 ‘fully liberalises’ Macau-mainland trade in services"
15 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 14 Dec – About 900,000 Taiwanese travelled to the mainland through Macau last year, Wang Chun-bao, director of the Taiwan Visitors Association, said Tuesday, despite the 2008 launch of direct cross-strait flights. Wang, who was in town to present Taiwanese delicacies as a tourist attraction for the island, told The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Macau remains mainland-bound Taiwan travellers’ transit hub"
14 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 13 Dec – The Health Bureau (SSM) said Monday that the government-drafted tobacco tax bill suggests to increase the tax from four to 10 patacas for a packet of 20 cigarettes, a growth of 150 percent, according to The Macau Post Daily today. The bureau’s vice director, Cheang Seng Ip, made the revelation … Continue reading "Govt bill suggests 150 pct increase in tobacco tax"
13 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 12 Dec – Portuguese and English-language journalists called for self-regulation Monday, including the creation of an ethics code during the first Macau Journalists Congress held in Macau. According to today’s Macau Daily Times the improvement of the government spokesperson system was one of other requests made during the two days meeting.The event held … Continue reading "Portuguese and English journalists call for ethics code"
12 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 9 Dec – Maritime Administration (CP) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said this week that the government for the whole of this year expects to pay 170 million patacas for raw water imported from Guangdong and 80 million patacas on local customers’ water bill subsidy. According to The Macau Post Daily today, Wong, … Continue reading "Govt to spend 250 million patacas on water"
9 Dec, 2011
Macau, Chin,a 7 Dec – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that his government would continue to respect the freedom of the press and support the local media. He made the pledge to the media after visiting the Museum of the Holy House of Mercy’s new exhibition hall, The Macau Post Daily reports … Continue reading "CE vows to continue to respect press freedom"
7 Dec, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Dec – The government of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) will build an additional 3,850 public housing units next year, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said this week. According to Xinhua, Lau, who made the remark during a plenary meeting of the Legislative Assembly (AL) on Monday, said … Continue reading "Macau to build additional 3,850 public housing units next year"
7 Dec, 2011