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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Forget handouts, Macau needs social spending and diversification

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Macau gambles with its future Macau's residents have become used to the government's giveaways that line their pockets with cash and reduce taxes. The huge budget ... economy slows, or there is a health scare, such as with bird flu, that hits travel, Macau's economy falters. There have long been calls for economic diversification and the central government ...

  2. News - China - DEMONSTRATION

    Thousands take to Macau's streets in diverse protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com Young and old join union-led rally in support of more public housing and less corruption Thousands march in Macau protest Thousands of protesters from seven unions and federations took to the streets in Macau yesterday to express a range of demands, from requests for more public housing, less corruption and a handout of 10,000 patacas from ...

  3. Young rally for democracy in Macau

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hundreds of young people in Macau staged a rally yesterday calling for universal suffrage. They were protesting against ... 'The government is using its propaganda machinery to manipulate public opinion. The whole public consultation was very ugly,' said Scott Chiang Ming-hin, vice-president of Macau Youth ...

  4. Call to shut down Macau greyhound racecourse

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong-based animal welfare group has written to Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, asking him to close the city's greyhound racing track where hundreds of healthy dogs are put to death every year. Animals Asia wrote to Chiu and Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U after inspecting conditions at the Canidrome, where a Sunday Morning Post ...

  5. Biggest handout yet for Macau residents

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Macau residents will receive their sixth and biggest cash handout next year- 7,000 patacas for permanent residents and 4,200 for non-permanent ones, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on said in his policy address yesterday. The handout is part of the Macau government's spate of schemes to help residents fight inflation and share ...

  6. Travellers arrested at Macau airport on drug charges

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Two women who flew in from Malaysia were arrested at Macau airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs they had swallowed. According to Macau media, the two women were sisters. They allegedly swallowed a total of 645 grams of heroin that had been encapsulated in 80 pills. The drugs had a market value of about HK$600,000. The pair arrived from Kuala Lumpur on Friday. A police ...

  7. Macau killings spotlight loose detention laws

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Two brutal murders involving foreigners in Macau have cast the spotlight on the city's loose laws that allow the frequent release of illegal immigrants and crime suspects ... was arrested he was only handed a 'streetwalking paper' and released. In Macau, a temporary identity document issued to illegal immigrants or foreigners awaiting trials is known ...

  8. Tsang to meet Hu for Macau celebrations

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung President Hu Jintao is expected to meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in Macau on Saturday when they attend celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the former ... Christmas. The chief executive will lead a government delegation to Macau for this weekend's celebrations. The delegates will include Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, Secretary ...

  9. Macau gives initial nod to security law

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Macau legislature gave its initial approval to the controversial national security law last night. The Article 23 bill was passed by 25 votes to two, with one abstention. ... of Macau's Basic Law - which, like Hong Kong's, requires passage of such a bill - saying that it was the best recent piece of legislation introduced by the administration. The bill, which ...

  10. Boom made Macau world's biggest magnet for migrants

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau has become one of the most attractive places on Earth to live, if measured by its net migration rate. The former Portuguese enclave ranks No1 in the world in terms of the difference of immigrants and emigrants per 1,000 residents, according to the latest ranking by the US Central Intelligence Agency. The online CIA World Factbook, updated this month, shows that Macau ...




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