Guangzhou Party chief with links to Macau falls from grace

Former Guangzhou Party chief Wan Qingliang, who helped initiate talks on cooperation between Macau and Guangdong province with a particular focus on Hengqin Island, has been removed from his public

One third of Hengqin population expected to come from Macau

The director general of the Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee, Niu Jing, predicts that more than one-third of the population on the nearby island will be made up of Macau

Sands China signs agreement to protect musicians’ copyrights

The Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) and Sands China Ltd. signed a music performance license agreement yesterday at a ceremony held at The Venetian Macao. The agreement

STATS | Tourist arrivals up for Sept

Tourist arrivals increased by 3 pct year-on-year to 2,405,497 in September. Same-day visitors accounted for 52% of the total, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Analyzed

Taxi Passengers Association denounces three incidents

The association viewed footage of the first two incidents. In the first, a Macau taxi driver claimed to have been “beaten up by six Venetian security guards” at the West

Pro-democracy groups plan first-ever protest at Hengqin campus

The protest, due to be held on October 31, addresses alleged violations of academic freedom, after two Political Science professors lost their jobs for publicly expressing political views. In addition,

Local culture must survive in gambling hubs, scholar says

Scholar and expert on gaming studies, Mr Sytze F. Kingma, from the VU University Amsterdam, believes that preserving local culture and heritage in gambling hubs is crucial for Macau’s economy

20 short films from 15 countries selected

The pre-selection period ended on October 17 2014, with twenty short films selected for the final competition. The shortlisted works come from 15 countries and 5 different continents. According to the

MIF | Protocol is ‘win, win, win situation’

On the sidelines of the protocol signing, AICEP’s chairman Miguel Frasquilho said that the Portuguese economy must become more driven towards external markets. “A small economy like Portugal’s must turn outwards

Chan Chak Mo fears impact of gov’t changes

Lawmaker Chan Chak Mo fears that changes to the government’s team of secretaries in the Chief Executive’s next term will have an impact upon ongoing legislative work, Radio Macau reported. Nevertheless,

Briefs | Smoke escapes from MIA baggage carousel

Authorities have received a report that suggested smoke was spotted coming from the baggage carousel in the departure lobby on the second floor of the Macau International Airport (MIA) early

Public bus drivers complain over aggressive passenger behavior

According to local media, the association said in an advertisement published in the Chinese newspaper that a Transmac driver was recently attacked by a passenger who first splashed a liquid

STATISTICS | Restaurant operating expenses increase by 27 pct

According to data analyzed by DSEC, the sector’s contribution to the economy rose by 20 pct year-on-year to MOP 3.25b. Expenditure of restaurants, eating and drinking places amounted to MOP 7.81b,

DSEC prepares for ‘Population By-census’

The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) will launch the “Population By-census” in 2016. In preparing for the project, the bureau will commence the trial survey next year. A population census is

DSEC statistics record society’s changes

Kong Pek Fong suggested that by reviewing the statistics released by her bureau, people will be able to observe the changes Macau has gone through in recent decades. “From the

Parisian retail area set to focus on ‘creative, edgy and incubator’ brands

Sands Retail’s new integrated resort, The Parisian Macao, is set to open in late 2015, and tenancy commitments for the new property have reached 85 percent of its retail area,

Petition supporting taxi legislation changes launched

The association said in a press release that the petition calls for “the support of the government’s efforts to improve Macau’s taxi industry,” while also urging the administration to conduct

Local gaming revenue to see a 17 to 20 pct decline in Oct

Data related to gross gaming revenue collected until October 20 shows that gaming rooms are expected to gather between MOP29.200 million and MOP30.200 million. This gross revenue calculation range can

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