The Chief Executive. Ho Iat Seng, said the government would spare no effort in realising aspirations outlined by General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping, at the grand ceremony held in Beijing to mark the CPC’s centenary. Ho made the remarks during a session in Macau for various sectors of the community to mark the CPC’s 100th anniversary. Ho noted that history had proven that the principle was the “best proposal for solving the historical issues in relation to Hong Kong and Macau and the best systemic framework for Macau ”to maintain long-term stability and prosperity after returning to the motherland.
New IO directors take office
Last Friday, Leong Pou Ieng and Chan Iat Hong took office as director and deputy director of the Printing Bureau (IO) respectively. Secretary for Administration and Justice Cheong Weng Chon and leaders of other government departments attended the inauguration ceremony. Cheong expressed gratitude for the effort of the IO during recent years, publishing official statements in a timely and conscientious manner. He said that the authorities of the IO are “unsung heroes.” Under the new leadership of Leong and Chan, the staff under the IO will continue to catch up to the pace of modern society and advances in digitized services.
Population census to be held in August
The 10-yearly census of Macau will be held from August 7 to 21, according to an announcement from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The census covers all units for residential, commercial and other purposes in Macau, as well as individuals living or staying in these units. All census respondents will receive an advance notification letter from the DSEC early next month. The DSEC also announced the use of short- and long-form questionnaires in the upcoming census, which can be completed by census respondents via mobile phone or computer, or by providing information to the visiting census officers.