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  1. Macau poll favourite unlikely to have rival

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Fernando Chui Sai-on looks set to become Macau's next chief executive, with time running out for his major rival to join the race, an analyst says. Chief prosecutor Ho Chio-meng, widely seen as Dr Chui's only possible threat in the poll, has until Thursday to resign so he can run. Under Macau law, a principal official cannot run for chief executive unless he ...

  2. Internet booking spares Macau the push and shove

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

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau residents seem to be in a different league from Hongkongers when it comes to queuing for commemorative Olympic banknotes. Between 100 and 200 people lined up overnight at Bank of China branches in the city before they opened yesterday - a far cry from the thousands who queued through a massive thunderstorm in Hong Kong on Monday night. Queues in Macau were ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Engineers back boss in graft trial

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Government engineers testified in favour of former Macau minister Ao Man-long yesterday, denying any interference in experts' rating of bids for public projects. Senior technician Andre Ritchie of the Infrastructure Development Office said there was no external influence on bid evaluators under the office, which has overseen the tender of many large ...

  9. Macau minister faces heat as more land sells without open bidding

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Macau public works minister Lau Si-io, who has pledged to reform the opaque land-sale system left behind by his disgraced predecessor, has come in for criticism over two recent property deals. The secretary for transport and public works, who replaced Ao Man-long in February, is scheduled to appear in the legislature today to continue his policy statement ...

  10. 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 ...




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