Public works proceeding apace

It’s a massive undertaking. The construction of the Barra transport hub is to cost Macau some MOP1.24 billion.

Better safe than sorry

Even the Chief Executive is accountable. Chui Sai On wrapped up his four-day duty visit to Beijing on Saturday.

DICJ in vanguard of tightening up of gaming policy

Prior to the new gaming policy chief’s reiteration that the gov’t would closely monitor the gaming industry, the regulator is imposing stricter requirements on VIP gaming promoters setting up accoun

President Xi Jinping in town

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau today. It will be his first official visit in five years. Xi has a busy schedule ahead of him.

The ties that bind

Trade liberalization is in the air. The mainland has signed a new trade pact with Hong Kong and Macau on the eve of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the MSAR.

Upon the imminent 15th Macau handover anniversary, the governments of the city and mainland China signed a new trade liberalisation deal yesterday that seeks to provide easier conditions for Macau ser

Sense of achievement

Celebrations of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region are scheduled for tomorrow. Some facts and figures provide broad brushstrokes of the changes.

> The area of Macao has expanded from 22 square km in 1999 to more than 30 square km in 2013 due to land reclaimation from the sea. Its population has grown from 420,000 to 630,000 nowadays.

Legislators approve 2015 Budget

The 2015 Budget. No surprises. But there’s a lot to contend with these days. The gov’t estimates it will rake in some MOP155 billion next year. Budgeted expenditure totals MOP83.7 billion.
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