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Liaison Office hopes Macao to be bridge for cross-Strait ties

The director-general of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR), Xu Mang, said during a recent media trip in Shanghai he hopes Macao could serve as a bridge for cross-Strait relations given Macao and Taiwan’s close non-governmental connections.

30 Nov, 2020

#Politics

World Table Tennis (WTT) tournament winners Sun Yingsha and Ma Long from mainland China. 

Mainland’s Sun & Ma win 1st WTT tournament

The first-ever World Table Tennis (WTT) tournament was won by World No. 3 seeds Sun Yingsha and Ma Long from mainland China. 

30 Nov, 2020

#Sports

3 locals lose MOP 5.6 million in online & phone scams

Two online scams and one phone scam were reported by residents on Saturday with their losses ranging from over MOP 300,000 to more than MOP 2 million, over MOP 5.6 million in total.

30 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Customs Service officers find 540 kg undeclared fruit & veggies

Macao Customs Service officers on Wednesday searched a cargo truck and found 541 kilogrammes of undeclared fruit and vegetables being smuggled through the Barrier Gate checkpoint.

30 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Customs Service finds fake luxury bags in Iao Hon

Macao Customs Service officers found 40 counterfeit luxury-brand handbags in two stores in the same mall in Iao Hon district.

30 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Feng shui master cheats trainee out of over HK$863,000

A local feng shui master was arrested last Saturday for cheating a trainee out of more than HK$863,000 in a scam to buy a residential flat and set up a joint venture to open a columbarium in the mainland.

30 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Macao’s 2021 wealth-sharing handout once again to be paid in cash

Macao's annual wealth-sharing handout next year will once again be paid out in cash, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has told lawmakers. 

28 Nov, 2020

#Economy

Tourism and sports important components for Macao  

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that "tourism+sports" was a new way to cater for the needs of the urban middle class. 

28 Nov, 2020

#Economy

11th Macanese Cooking Competition

Wong Meng Kang wins 11th Macanese Cooking Competition

The competition was organised by the Macau Culinary Association and held at the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.

28 Nov, 2020

#Culture

Macao residents’ jobless rate stays at 4.1% 

Macao's general unemployment rate and local residents' jobless rate of local residents for August-October remained unchanged at 2.9% and 4.1%.

27 Nov, 2020

#Economy

Exports, imports fall in Jan-Oct, cosmetics imports rise 148% 

Macao's exports and imports in the first 10 months of the year fell by 18.1% and 7.1% to MOP 8.6 billion (US$1.08 billion) and MOP 67.4 billion respectively.

27 Nov, 2020

#Business

COVID-19 ‘noticeably’ raises online naked chat blackmail

The police recorded 46 extortion cases related to online naked chats in the first three quarters of this year, 42 more than the same period of last year, according to crime statistics released by the Secretariat for Security (GSS) on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

MICE event participants leap 1,281% in Q3

The number of meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (MICE) events held in Macao in the third quarter and the total number of participants both increased quarter-to-quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Business

Government repossesses ‘Ocean World’ plot & adjacent illegally occupied plots

The Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) announced this week that its officials, in conjunction with officials from several other government entities, have repossessed a long-undeveloped plot of land east of the entrance to the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge on the northern coast of Taipa, which was initially slated for an “Ocean World” theme park project when its land concession was granted well over two decades ago.

27 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Grand Lisboa eyes 50% occupancy rate next month

Grand Lisboa’s occupancy rate could reach about 50 per cent next month, its manager, Henry Kong Fuk Leung, said on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Business

2nd phase of consumption cards injects MOP 2.9 billion into local market

Until Tuesday, the second phase of the government’s consumption subsidy smartcard scheme had injected around MOP 2.9 billion to into the local market, an Economic Affairs Bureau (DSE) statement noted on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Economy

HK-Macao Austrian COC joins Macao’s European Chamber of Commerce

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao has become the latest National Chamber Member of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC), MECC President Carlos Duque Simões said in a speech on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Business

Mainlander caught upskirting on checkpoint escalator

A non-resident worker was arrested last Saturday for using his smartphone to film an upskirt of a woman when she was on an escalator at the Barrier Gate checkpoint, Public Security Police spokeswoman Lai In Hong said at a regular press conference this week. 

27 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Taipa Library temporarily closed for renovation

Taipa Library will be closed from Monday to Friday as renovation work will be carried out during that time, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Stomach flu outbreak at Mong Ha Nursery

A case of collective viral gastroenteritis (also known as stomach flu) involving five children from Mong Ha Nursery in Areia Preta was reported to the Health Bureau (SSM) on Thursday, according to a SSM statement.

27 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs