Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming Festival is one of the 24 segments in Chinese calendar.   It normally falls on the 4th or 5th of April because it’s depended on the Cold Food Day (105 days after previous year’s winter solstice).  In the old days, Ching Ming was celebrated 3...

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Macau Daily Times feed CHINA More than 120 people, including senior officials, were responsible for deadly blasts in the Chinese city of Tianjin last year, investigators have said. According to a Xinhua report the warehouse blasts were caused by hazardous materials...

Tourist numbers grow 4.4 percent before CNY

Macau Daily Times feed The Lunar New Year is, for many, a pivotal moment of the year and the peak of the celebration season. In Macau, as has become habit, it is a season where many arrive to visit, while many locals take the opportunity to visit other places....

CNY | Travel agencies see decline in group tours

Macau Daily Times feed The number of tourists traveling in tour groups is expected to slow throughout the ongoing Spring Festival holiday, according to travel agents interviewed by the Times. The latest information released by the Macau Government Tourism Office...

ATV newscasts terminated over staff walkout

Macau Daily Times feed Hong Kong broadcaster ATV has announced that its news broadcasts have been “suspended” two months earlier than planned, following a mass exodus of the media division’s staff over a dispute regarding unpaid wages. The broadcaster violated the...

Madonna sparks ire in China after wearing Taiwanese flag

Macau Daily Times feed Madonna’s concert in Taiwan has sparked controversy after the ‘Queen of Pop’ draped herself in a Taiwanese flag during her performance. “On Thursday as the singer prepared to play her first ever shows in Taiwan, she posted a picture of herself...

CE highlights diversification in his CNY message

Macau Daily Times feed The government will continue its ongoing efforts at economic diversification in the coming Year of the Monkey. In his Lunar New Year Message, Chief Executive Chui Sai On said that Macau will accomplish greater social achievements with the...

Statistics | Fewer companies registered in 2015

Macau Daily Times feed A total of 5,023 new companies were incorporated during 2015, a decrease of 386 year-on-year. According to information from the Statistics and Census Service, the total value of registered capital dropped by 28.8 percent to MOP1.3 billion....