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  1. Democrats make last-ditch protest against security bill for Macau

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... A controversial national security bill is set to be passed by the Macau legislature this week, with the city's democrats making a last-ditch attempt to delay its passage. Legislators Antonio Ng Kuok-cheong and Au Kam-san led an overnight candle-light ...

  2. Macau security bill sent to lawmakers

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A national security bill for Macau has been submitted to the city's legislature by the government, with minor changes to a draft unveiled in October. A controversial idea to punish 'preparatory behaviour' for sedition and theft of state secrets has been dropped after a 40-day consultation ended on November 30. People preparing to take such action but who ...

  3. Macau issues notes online to avoid rush

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau could be spared the pushing and shoving seen in Hong Kong's queues for commemorative Olympic banknotes - thanks to the internet. From today, holders of Macau identity cards can apply for the notes on the website of the Bank of China. Each resident can make one application per day for one of more than 1.4 million notes. Non internet-users can apply ...

  4. HK still most competitive city in China

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong has retained its top spot in a mainland think-tank's annual report on the competitiveness of Chinese cities. Macau fell out of the top 10 this year. The list is compiled by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The annual report assessed 200 cities using indicators ranging from human resources to the standard of public services. It was launched in 2003 ...

  5. Macau told not to tag along with Hong Kong on universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Leading mainland experts on the mini-constitutions of Hong Kong and Macau have warned against any rush to bring universal suffrage to the former Portuguese enclave. The experts yesterday cited no mention of universal suffrage in Macau's Basic Law - a major point of difference between the two mini-constitutions - at a Basic Law forum in Macau. Lu Ping, former director ...

  6. Free-trade zone, twin cities ideas floated

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong's party boss, Wang Yang , has floated the idea of a free-trade zone between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. A feasibility study would soon begin on setting up a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau special co-operation zone aimed at lower customs barriers and smooth cargo and capital flow between the three regions, said Liang Guiquan, head of the Guangdong Academy ...

  7. HK woman given life for swindling tycoon

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Hong Kong businesswoman has been jailed for life for swindling millions of US dollars out of Hong Kong tycoon Henry Cheng Kar-shun's New World group. Wen Ruifen, also known as Sabina Wan Soi-fan and formerly the chairwoman of New World Business Solution Corporation, was sentenced yesterday at Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court. The court heard Wen, ...

  8. Timetable could spur change in Macau too

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong's timetable for universal suffrage would raise awareness and encourage greater steps towards democracy in Macau, a legislator said. But full democracy would depend on Macau residents' own efforts rather than changes in Hong Kong, a political observer said. The leader of Macau's fledgling democratic movement, legislator Ng Kuok-cheong, has targeted ...

  9. Showtime in Macau won't hurt HK's appeal, say promoters

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Now that Macau is drawing more and more visitors because of its casinos, it is turning to building up its live entertainment. Some of the world's biggest acts are being flown in as the Venetian Macao starts to deliver on its promise to attract Las Vegas-style entertainment to the city. But Hong Kong promoters said the rise of big shows in Macau would have ...

  10. Macau light rail goes ahead without stops in poor areas

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Poor neighbourhoods in Macau will be bypassed by a HK$4 billion light rail, work on which will start in January and be finished in late 2011. The 20km line will run along the eastern and southern fringe of Macau Peninsula and onto Taipa Island through a bridge, linking various casinos with the Border Gate checkpoint, the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal and the airport. ...




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