Macau swimmer Chen Yu Chia was approved by the International Paralympic Committee to represent the city in the upcoming Paralympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro. According to a statement released yesterday by the Macau-China Paralympic Committee & Macau-China Recreation and Sports Association for the Disabled International Paralympic Committee, the association will send three representatives, including Chen, his coach and the head of the association, to attend the sporting event. Chen, who has an intellectual disability, will compete against other swimmers in the 200 meters freestyle and in the 200 meters individual medley events. The Macau group will depart for Brazil on September 4.
Macau in top 10 list of visitors to Taiwan
Visitors from China and Hong Kong have topped the list of those traveling to Taiwan this summer, travel portal website Skyscanner reported yesterday. In its statement, Skyscanner noted that the number of visitors from Hong Kong has seen a steady growth recently due to the high number of daily flights from the territory. The statement also went on to describe that Taiwan’s relaxed lifestyle and minimal language barrier were contributing factors in attracting Hong Kong tourists. Other countries and regions that made the top 10 list for visitors to Taiwan were Macau, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the US and the UK. Statistics for the month of June released by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau showed that tourists from mainland China dominated as the largest source of visitors, accounting for almost 33.2 percent of the total number. Those from Hong Kong and Macau, calculated as the same group, accounted for about 17.5 percent of the total number of arrivals.
Information leak draws Transport Bureau’s attention
Information concerning the speeding detection system managed by the Transport Bureau (DSAT) was leaked on a social website. DSAT now urges the public to not share this information, according to a statement released by the bureau. The statement however does not include details regarding the information leaked. The department claims to have already reported the incident to the Judiciary Police.