Major Events
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Major Events


The Government holds a series of activities to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, including a flag-raising ceremony, a National Day reception, a National Day sports and performing art show, and a firework show.


The Macao SAR Gazette publishes an executive order to conduct public bidding for not more than 100 special taxi licences, which are valid for eight years. A computer ballot is conducted for the application for multiple-room Home-Ownership Scheme housing units. The Housing Bureau arranges for eight community members to manually draw the computer activation code. The computer then determines the sequence of the 42,699 applications by ballot.


Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Zhang Zhijun.


Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak says the strategy for combating illegal immigration will be adjusted, and the Government will enhance exchanges of intelligence and cooperation in law enforcement with the Guangdong police and border control authority, to ensure public safety.


A discussion begins regarding the Hong Kong and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (HK-Macao CEPA).


The Office of the Government Spokesperson describes the part relating to Macao in the 2015 annual report by the United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China as devoid of facts. The Government strongly opposes such irresponsible remarks and groundless accusations. Macao’s issues are part of China’s domestic affairs and the United States government has no right to interfere, says the spokesman.


Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the Chairman of Tianjin CPC Municipal Committee, Zang Xianfu, to exchange views on enhancing cooperation between the two regions under China’s “Belt and Road” initiative.


Global Tourism Economy Forum – Macau 2015 commences. A memorandum of understanding is signed between the World Tourism Organization and the Government, for building Macao as a global centre for tourism education and training. Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai. Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the visiting Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.


The Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, Zhang Dejiang, meets a delegation of legislators from Macao and proposes four aspirations.


Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture demands that the Health Bureau investigate the misplacement of patient records.


Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso.


The 20th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) commences. It showcases Macao’s advantage as “one centre and one platform”.


The newly appointed Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Ye Dabo, arrives in Macao to assume office.


The Judicial Police solve a case of ATM fraud, and two Bulgarian men are arrested. The criminal group installed card readers and pinhole cameras at ATMs to steal bank card information and passwords. Information on at least 1,000 customers was stolen. The 12th World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs commences. The theme for this year is “The Belt and Road – New World Economic Arrangement”. Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, Chen Deming.


High speed ferry Horta is believed to have crashed into a floating object, causing injuries to 130 people.


Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao jointly conduct a large scale rescue drill in the Pearl River estuary.


The Macao SAR Gazette publishes an executive order to set up the Committee for Development of the World Centre for Tourism and Leisure. The committee is chaired by the Chief Executive. Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosario says legal procedures have started regarding the 18 plots of land for which concession leases have been revoked, and believes that revocation for other four idle land plots will soon enter legal procedures.


The Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee is concluded. The communique states that China will enhance the status and functions of Hong Kong and Macao in the national economic development and opening up, support Hong Kong’s and Macao’s economic development, improve people’s livelihoods, and promote democracy and harmony. The Public Security Police prosecutes three cases of unlicensed passenger transportation services via mobile application Uber. The two vehicles seized are from the same travel agent, and the two drivers are issued penalty tickets.


Chief Executive Chui Sai On holds a press conference at Government headquarters to announce the death of the Director General of the Macao Customs Service, Lai Man Wa. Principal government officials attend the funeral for Ms Lai on 5 November. Her body is laid to rest in St Michael’s Cemetery.