Ho thanks Portuguese and English language media for their work during Covid-19

Ho said that his government was looking forward to strengthen cooperation with the Portuguese- and English-language media.

Macao Tourism Office moves to economy portfolio today

The bureau will move from the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture to the Secretariat for Economy and Finance.

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng says fight against pandemic is not over

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said that there is a possibility that in the near future Macao would continue to be affected by the pandemic and by external political and economic fluctuations.

Lou Pak Sang appointed director of DSEDJ

Lou Pak Sang has been appointed the director of the new Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) from February 2021 onward.

Macao Chief Executive reports 2020 government work to President Xi

President Xi Jinping heard a work report via video link from Macao Chief Executive on the special administrative region government’s work in 2020 and its current situation.

60-day maximum detention for illegal immigrants must be axed

Secretary for Security said the aim is to “[eliminate] the risk to Macao’s public security”.

Macao must resolutely defend national security, fight against Covid-19 must not be relaxed

Macao must resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and development interests, said Fu Ziying, director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macao.

Macao govt slams interference by US Congress

The Macao government has accused the United States of “brutal interference in the internal affairs” of the territory. 

Government proposes collection of visitors’ biometric data

The biometric data collection proposed in the bill would include fingerprints, palm prints, iris, retina, and facial recognition.

Macao, Guangdong vow to stay vigilant against COVID-19

Macao and Guangdong have vowed to stay vigilant against the novel coronavirus threat and further strengthen their joint COVID-19 control and prevention measures, according to a statement by the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS).

Ho to visit 8 Guangdong cities to boost GBA development

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will pay a four-day working visit to eight cities in Guangdong province that are part of the GBA.

Macao ‘will certainly win great battle’ against COVID-19: Ho 

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng predicted in his New Year’s Message today that Macao “will certainly win the great battle” against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan bans all transit airline passengers

Taiwan decided to ban from January 1st  all foreign arrivals, including the transfer or transit of airline passengers, the government announced Wednesday.

CCAC defends government annulment of 74 land concessions, but slams its failure to supervise leaseholders

The government’s decision to annul the provisional land concessions of 74 plots did not involve any acts of administrative illegality or maladministration.

Covid-19 poses ‘biggest challenge’ to 2021 poll

Tong Hio Fong, who heads the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission, said that over 320,000 permanent residents will be eligible to vote in the 2021 direct election.

3 days left for voter registration

The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau reminded permanent residents who still aren’t included in the city’s electoral roll that they must register on Thursday at the latest

Macao government signs co-operation agreement with China Media Group

 The Macao government has signed a co-operation framework agreement with China Media Group (CMG) in the areas of news, sports, entertainment, documentaries and cultural programmes. 

State-owned China Media Group launches branch in Macao

The agreement will cover cooperation in news, sports activities, soap operas, documentaries, ad documentaries.

Ho says ‘anything is possible’ concerning timing of casino concession bids 

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said that “anything is possible” concerning the timing of the bidding process for Macao’s gaming concessions which expire in June 2022. 

Covid-19 vaccine to cost government MOP 500 per person

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng told reporters that the government expected to spend, on average, about MOP 500 (US$63) on its COVID-19 vaccine per person. 

Ho vows to strengthen residents’ national security awareness

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng vowed to strengthen residents’ national security awareness and to take efficient measures to prevent external forces’ infiltration and intervention in local affairs.

Covid-19 hero Zhong Nanshan, ex-CE Chui Sai On awarded Macao’s top honour

The public face of the nation’s fight against the novel coronavirus disease, Zhong Nanshan, and Macao’s former chief executive Fernando Chui Sai On have been awarded the Macao Special Administrative Region’s (MSAR) highest Decoration of Honour, the Grand Lotus.

Government to add sci-tech innovation function to economic bureau

The government will upgrade the area of responsibility of the Economic Services Bureau (DSE) in February when it will also be tasked with promoting Macao’s scientific and technological innovation.

Lawmakers pass bill proposing fines for those failing to repair their buildings

Outline of bill regulating the city’s building construction passed, proposing that those who fail to carry out the necessary maintenance of or repairs to their buildings, despite an official order to do so, will face a fine.

Lawmakers pass next year’s budget bill with balancing measures in place

The government will continue to run a budget deficit, although formally the budget is a balanced one thanks to a cash injection accounting for nearly 28% of next year’s expected government revenue.

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