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  1. News - China - MACAU

    Fernando Chui Sai-on was groomed for a top political job in Macau

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com Chui was groomed for a top political job in city Dour and uncomfortable in the public glare, Fernando Chui Sai-on cuts a considerably less charismatic figure than Edmund Ho Hau-wah, his hard-nosed predecessor as Macau chief executive. As political animals they may be poles apart, but their backgrounds meant their family paths were bound ...

  2. Political tolerance in Macau

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... comment, suggests that Macau may be less politically sensitive than some people believe. The man may have been mentally unstable, but if someone were to do the same on the mainland, it could spark ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post Rebelliousness is looked down on in Macau. While protests- even small-scale ones- are regarded as symbols of free ...

  3. Macau 'preparing to enact security bill'

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Lap-kung, political scientist at City University, said the Hong Kong government might face greater pressure to legislate on Article 23 should such a law be passed in Macau. But he added: 'The political ecology of Macau is very different from that of Hong Kong. In Macau, opposition voices are almost unheard in the legislature.' Macau legislator Jose Coutinho said there were many ...

  4. Political reforms likely in Macau

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Macau is likely to go ahead with political reforms as a public consultation has found most residents supportive of the proposed legislative and election changes, ... of the forming of the Legislative Council and the reform proposals. A wide consensus has been reached. 'Apart from pushing forward Macau's constitutional development, the city's security, ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau shuts the door on birthday boy The Macau face-saving machinery to ensure there are no embarrassing scenes while mainland officials visit the city for the handover anniversary seems ... wanted to visit Macau with his parents to celebrate his father's birthday, and believed the authorities there were being unreasonably sensitive because of the handover celebrations. 'He ...

  6. Hu praises outgoing Macau chief, pledges gift of pandas

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Fanny W. Y. Fung in Macau President Hu Jintao heaped praise on Macau's outgoing Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah yesterday and promised to send a pair of pandas ... fired with patriotism. 'I hope to feel in person the development and changes of Macau through this visit,' he said. Hu said the central government gave a 'high rating' to Ho, ...

  7. Macau security law must strike balance

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if they tried. Whatever the final form Macau's Article 23 legislation takes, it will put pressure on us to follow suit. Hopefully, it should have as many liberal safeguards as politically feasible. ... Plans to enact national security laws in Macau will no doubt revive memories of the most contentious period in Hong Kong since the handover. Yet what is perhaps most striking about ...

  8. HK not ready to follow Macau on security law

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Phyllis Tsang The government has no plans to follow Macau's move to enact the national security law required under Article 23 of the Basic Law, the secretary for security has said. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday that both Hong Kong and Macau had a constitutional responsibility to enact Article 23, which requires the two cities to pass legislation ...

  9. Fair to celebrate Macau's Basic Law raises dilemma

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... To a certain extent, Jing-jing's irritation was justified. The elaborate fair was largely a reflection of Macau's political climate. Organised by three government departments and the Macau ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post May Cheong, a student from Hou Kong Secondary School, struggled as a Caucasian child asked her about the Macau ...

  10. Tang open to 'one man, two votes' system

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Albert Wong and Ambrose Leung Fears that functional constituencies are here to stay increased yesterday after Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen declared that a system of 'one man, two votes' would still be 'fair and equal' if everyon ...




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