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  1. 72b yuan- the bill to transform sleepy Hengqin

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong will spend 72.6 billion yuan (HK$82.3 billion) to transform sleepy Hengqin Island off Macau from a bleak outpost with a gross domestic product of just 128 million yuan ... This will feature convention and exhibition centres, office towers and five-star hotels. In another project, the University of Macau will be moved to Hengqin and a cross-harbour tunnel will link ...

  2. More meeting spots to come

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Macau will flourish with opportunities brought by the newly opened City of Dreams, Macau Science Centre and L'Arc New World Hotel Macau, adding impetus to the city's ... their bookings before the opening date will be offered 20 per cent savings on wedding packages or 30 per cent savings on meeting packages. The Grand Hyatt Macau, situated in the City of Dreams, will open ...

  3. US$1b light railway up and running in Macau by 2014

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The Macau government will spend US$1 billion to build a light railway by 2014 and continue expansion thereafter, according to Michael Lam Soi-hoi, a transport infrastructure consultant with the city's government. 'In the next 10 years, a big change will come to Macau. Lots of railways and roads will be built,' said Lam at the South China Transport ...

  4. Macau's black-faced spoonbill at risk from key delta works

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's only wintering site for the endangered black-faced spoonbill is at risk, with construction of transport links to Hengqin island expected to start soon. The island, just 200 metres from Cotai, has been earmarked as a base for co-operation between Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong. A decade ago, the mangroves were rescued from reclamation work for the land ...

  5. Zhuhai lawmakers criticise plan to move Macau university to city

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A plan to move Macau's top university to Zhuhai has drawn the ire of officials and lawmakers in the mainland city, highlighting friction between the neighbours. The University of Macau will find a new home in Zhuhai's Hengqin Island while still operating under Macau laws, according to a plan revealed by university directors this month. However, officials ...

  6. Border security at HK, Macau to be tightened for Asian Games

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangdong police say they will tighten security checks at cross-border stations including those at Hong Kong and Macau before the 16th Asian Games in November. He Guangping, ... Asian Para Games, to be hosted in Guangzhou from December 12 to 19. The deputy chief said many visitors, athletes and journalists would enter the province via Hong Kong and Macau during ...

  7. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... better with nearby economies including Hengqin in Zhuhai; Qianhai in Shenzhen; Nansha in Guangzhou and Macau. Guangdong and Shanghai were the leaders in free-trade zones on the back of developed ...

  8. HK, Macau, Guangdong should form megalopolis: party boss

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung in Beijing Guangdong's new party chief will initiate the establishment of a 'special co-operation zone' with Hong Kong and Macau to create the biggest ... the State Council's research office, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce, to carry out the study, the report ...

  9. The challenges of a changing Macau

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The changes in Macau since it reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1999 have been startling. The liberalisation of casino licences has brought about a phenomenal gaming boom and a profound socio-economic transformation. But now Macau's gaming business and economy as a whole are in the grip of uncertainty after Beijing tightened restrictions for mainland visitors. ...

  10. Trojan horse?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the new bridge to Macau and Zhuhai a trojan horse for Hong Kong property? During the property boom a lot of people invested in Macau property. Then, with property prices falling in Hong Kong, investors quickly lost sight of Macau. With the bridge, Macau takes on a new perspective. It will be 29km long and depending on the speed limit a crossing will take about 15 minutes. ...




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