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Macau Committee mulls severe weather insurance

Macau, China, 6 May -The Standing Committee for the Co-ordination of Social Affairs (CPCS) in Macau will be discussing with the Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) and the insurance sector the feasibility of treating accidents that occur during severe weather conditions as work-related accidents for insurance purposes, The Macau Post Daily reported today.   CPCS head … Continue reading "Macau Committee mulls severe weather insurance"

3 May, 2011

Over 10 groups to protest on May Day

Macau, China, 29 Apr -The Public Security Police Force (PSP) said Thursday that over 10 local groups, including labour unions, community associations and ad hoc groups, have informed the PSP of their protest routes on Labour Day. The spokesperson told The Macau Post Daily that the PSP had discussed the respective protest routes with some … Continue reading "Over 10 groups to protest on May Day"

29 Apr, 2011

Macau visitors arrivals rise 5.2 percent in the first quarter

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Total visitor arrivals to Macau reached 6.43 million in the first quarter of 2011, up by 5.2 percent year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service. Visitors from mainland China (3,678,952), Hong Kong (1,778,994) and the Republic of Korea (106,430) increased by 10.3 percent, 3.0 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, … Continue reading "Macau visitors arrivals rise 5.2 percent in the first quarter"

26 Apr, 2011

Beijing okays ‘split management’ of Hengqin border checkpoints

Macau, China, 20 Apr -The Chinese central government has approved "in essence" the "split management" of the border checkpoints on Hengqin Island , Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said in Zhuhai Monday. Huang also said that Beijing had "essentially" given the green light for a special tax incentive scheme for the Hengqin New Area that will … Continue reading "Beijing okays ‘split management’ of Hengqin border checkpoints"

20 Apr, 2011

European Union ‘notes with concerns’ Macau entry bans

Macau, China, 18 Apr -The European Union said in a report late last week that it "notes with concern that in 2010, like in 2009, several Hong Kong-based journalists and NGO members have been denied entry in Macau ." The "concern" was expressed in the 2010 Macau Report by the European Commission and High Representative … Continue reading "European Union ‘notes with concerns’ Macau entry bans"

18 Apr, 2011

Macau’s package tour arrivals up 0.5 percent in February

Macau, CHina, 15 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals in package tours in February 2011 increased slightly by 0.5 percent year-on- year to 446,843, according to figures released by the city’s Statistics and Census Service Thursday. Visitors from South Korea (25,596), Taiwan (24,895) and India ( 8,374) increased by 85 percent, 16 percent and 61.2 percent, … Continue reading "Macau’s package tour arrivals up 0.5 percent in February"

15 Apr, 2011

Macau CE to attend Bo’ao Forum for Asia

Macau, China, 14 Apr -Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will attend this week’s annual conference of the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA), the local government has announced According to the announcement, Chui will leave for Bo’ao in Hainan on Thursday and attend the opening ceremony of the annual Forum on Friday. Secretary for Administration … Continue reading "Macau CE to attend Bo’ao Forum for Asia"

13 Apr, 2011

2010 visitors’ non-gambling spending hits US$4.7 billion

Macau, China, 12 Apr -Visitors’ total non-gambling expenditure reached 37.9 billion patacas (US$4.73 billion) last year, when visitors’ per capita spending amounted to 1,518 patacas, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. Based on Macau ‘s gross gambling and betting gross receipts of 189.6 billion patacas last year, visitors’ non-gaming expenditures accounted for just … Continue reading "2010 visitors’ non-gambling spending hits US$4.7 billion"

12 Apr, 2011

Tourist prices rise 14.5 pct in first quarter

MACAU, 19 Apr – Macau’s tourist price index (TPI) rose 14.58 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. A DSEC statement attributed the steep rise to a range of "notable" price hikes, such as accommodation (up 32.05 percent year-on-year); food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco (up 10.21 percent); and … Continue reading "Tourist prices rise 14.5 pct in first quarter"

11 Apr, 2011

Lawmakers pass public servant’s 5 pct pay hike

Macau, China, 24 Mar – The Legislative Assembly (AL) Wednesday passed the government-drafted pay hike bill for Macau’s 22,700 public workers who will possibly receive their 5.08 percent salary increase next month – backdated to January. According to The Macau Post Daily public servants and utility company workers are Macau’s top earners. Public servants’ median … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass public servant’s 5 pct pay hike"

24 Mar, 2011

Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February

Macau, China, 24 Mar – Visitor arrivals to Macau increased at a faster pace in February, data released by the Statistics and Census Service showed Wednesday. The number of travelers visiting the country grew 5.18 percent year-on-year to 2.16 million in February, faster than the 1.44 percent increase recorded in January. As many as 1.18 … Continue reading "Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February"

24 Mar, 2011

Edmund Ho urges civic leaders to help maintain political stability

Macau, China, 23 Mar-Former chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah Tuesday urged Macau’s civic leaders to assist the government in maintaining long-term political stability. Ho, who is now a state leader in his capacity as a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the appeal in a speech during a two-hour brain-storming … Continue reading "Edmund Ho urges civic leaders to help maintain political stability"

23 Mar, 2011

Government launches design contest for new Maritime Administration building

Macau, China, 21 Mar – The historical Moorish Barracks on Barra Hill has housed the Maritime Administration (CP) for a century, but now the government has launched an architecture design competition for registered architects and architectural companies to design a new building for the Maritime Administration (CP) and make the best use of the surrounding … Continue reading "Government launches design contest for new Maritime Administration building"

21 Mar, 2011

Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan

Macau, China, 18 Mar – The Macau government urged Thursday residents to refrain from travelling to Japan, according to the Tourism Crises Management Office. Meanwhile, the government started Thursday checking the radiation levels of tourists and residents arriving from Japan  at the Macau International Airport. The tests can also be conducted at the Conde de … Continue reading "Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan"

18 Mar, 2011

Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau

Macau, China, 16 Mar – Low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will begin operating daily flights between Macau and Shanghai from April 8 with a 180-seat Airbus. The airline announced Tuesday that the lowest round-trip fare will be priced at HKD 199, excluding the airport charges. The companys spokesperson Zhang Wu An said that their goal is … Continue reading "Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau"

16 Mar, 2011

No Abnormality of Radiation Found in Macau

Macau, China, 15 Mar – No abnormal radiation level has been recorded in Macau so far after series of nuclear power incidents occurred at Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, Macau’s meteorological authority confirmed on Monday. According to the data of Gamma Radiation located on the Taipa Grande Station of the Macau Meteorological Bureau, … Continue reading "No Abnormality of Radiation Found in Macau"

15 Mar, 2011

Border checkpoint hours to be extended ‘as early as year-end

Macau, China, 8 Mar – The daily opening hours of the Macau-Zhuhai Barrier Gate checkpoint are expected to be extended by two or three hours by the end of this year or early next year, the head of the government’s Policy Research Office, ex-legislator Lao Pun Lap, said on Sunday. Lao said that the proposal … Continue reading "Border checkpoint hours to be extended ‘as early as year-end"

8 Mar, 2011

Macau, Guangdong ink cooperation pact to boost ties

Macau, China, 7 Mar – Macau and Guangdong signed a framework cooperation agreement in Beijing Sunday in a ceremony wit-nessed by Vice-President Xi Jinping who oversees Macau and Hong Kong affairs for the central government. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said that the pact was creating the foundation and setting the principles and targets for bilateral … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong ink cooperation pact to boost ties"

7 Mar, 2011

Macau to ink co-operation deal with Guangdong on Sunday in Beijing

Macau, China, 3 Mar – A regional co-operation framework agreement between Macau and Guangdong is scheduled to be signed by the two sides in Beijing on Sunday, the Macau government announced Wednesday. The signing ceremony, which will be organised by Guangdong provincial government, will be attended by Vice President Xi Jinping. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua … Continue reading "Macau to ink co-operation deal with Guangdong on Sunday in Beijing"

3 Mar, 2011

Ten billion patacas in 10 years to upgrade medical services in Macau

Macau, china, 1 Mar – The government plans to spend about 10 billion patacas ( US$ 1.25 billion) within the next 10 years to improve medical services, including a new public hospital on the Cotai Strip with construction due to start in 2013 and fully operational in 2020, Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion … Continue reading "Ten billion patacas in 10 years to upgrade medical services in Macau"

1 Mar, 2011