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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing picks Hong Kong liaison office spokesman Li Gang as Macau chief

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... as its Macau minister Li Gang, deputy director and spokesman of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing's top representative in Macau early next year. ... Kong and Macau responsibilities after the 18th party congress. Li's position in Hong Kong gives him the rank of deputy minister in China's political hierarchy, but being head ...

  2. Beijing acts on Macau lighthouse

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Cultural authorities in Beijing have sent a letter to Macau over threats facing a world heritage lighthouse, urging it to address the problem and ease public concerns, ... 'clarification' from Beijing or Macau about a high-rise building threatening to dwarf the 142-year-old Guia lighthouse. The administration's World Heritage Department confirmed it had sent a letter ...

  3. Macau's land valuation rules to be revamped

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The Macau government will revamp its land valuation criteria, based on a public consultation to be launched in June or July, according to new secretary for transport and public ... to requests from legislators that land information be published before each land sale or rezoning. Early last year, Ao announced an ambitious reclamation plan to increase the size of Macau by about 15 ...

  4. Beijing anti-graft team on trail of casino losses

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing has major Macau casinos in its sights as it seeks hard evidence of bribery and money laundering amid a snowballing investigation into a senior ... detention in a statement but gave no further details. People familiar with the matter said yesterday that one of Beijing's aims was to examine Yang and Wang's gambling activities in Macau ...

  5. Beijing representatives miss reception after urgent recall

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... was absent from the reception. A source said Mr Gao was discussing the city's affairs with the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing. Poon Wai-ming, chairman of the Senior Government ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Beijing to look into attack on TV pair

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... but there is no guarantee anyone will be arrested, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress said yesterday. Michael Tien Puk-sun said he was told by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office ... then maybe not", Tien said. I told the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office that it should make a public statement after the investigation, but they said they are not the ones to decide whether ...

  7. Mainland crackdown starting to take its toll

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough takes an eye-in-the-sky view of the growing casino trade Macau lives and dies by the mainland's gambling dollars, and for decades that has been the city's greatest blessing and harshest curse. Historically when the mainland has entered economic downturns, Macau's casino revenue and income from gambling taxes have held up respectably- if they were ...

  8. Falling out of favour

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... A corruption scandal has sidelined all but one contender in the race for the chief executive post, writes Fox Yi Hu Bookies in Macau used to invite bets on elections in Taiwan but never ... It is believed the race will be largely over this year due to Beijing's obsession with stability and smooth transition of power. According to Macau's Basic Law, nominations have to be made ...

  9. A little something from Beijing

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yuen Tien-yau, chairman of A&A Retail Management, which sells cameras in Hong Kong and Macau and last year set up a wine distribution arm called Perfect Vintage, also welcomed the new ...

  10. A sad day for open and honest governance

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... share of it, apparently, is Fatima Choi Mei-lei, head of Macau's Commission of Audit- and soon to be ex-head. As we report today, the new chief executive, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, has ... was a 1.4-billion-pataca overrun in the budget for the 2005 East Asian Games in Macau, of which Chui happened to be chief organiser. About 50 million patacas of it disappeared in the form of kickbacks ...




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