Chief Executive Chui Sai On departs for Beijing, to attend the opening ceremony of the Third Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC). Chief Executive Chui Sai On reveals that he has instructed Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak and Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Tam Chon Weng to prepare a report on Macao’s tourism carrying capacity during Chinese New Year holidays. The report will be submitted to the Central People’s Government.
The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, Zhang Dejiang, meets Macao deputies to the NPC and puts forward four aspirations. Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, and the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Li Jinzao, to exchange views regarding Renminbi business and optimisation of the individual travel scheme.
The Transport Bureau announces the tightening of approval criteria for motorcycle seat specifications, to protect riders’ safety.
The Housing Bureau arranges for the first batch of eligible families for public housing applications in 2013 to move into their allotted units.
Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi, to exchange views on external affairs and socioeconomic development of the MSAR.
The Public Security Police smash a mainland China prostitution ring, which used a social networking mobile application to solicit clients. A total of 42 people, including four alleged ringleaders, are arrested.
Chief Executive Chui Sai On presents the first Policy Address of his second term of office to the Legislative Assembly. The policy direction for the next five years is to accelerate the building of a liveable city.
Chief Executive Chui Sai On leads a delegation to Hainan province, to attend the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015. Chief Executive Chui Sai On meets member of the Standing Committee of CPC Guangdong Provincial Government and Secretary of CPC Guangzhou Municipal Government, Ren Xuefeng, to explore cooperation between Guangzhou and Macao, especially regarding development of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone Nansha sub-zone, and assisting Guangzhou to explore markets in Portuguese-speaking countries.
The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) announces that a leading official and a department head of the Marine and Water Bureau are under investigation on suspicion of bribe-taking. With approval from the judiciary, compulsory measures are implemented against the two suspects, including suspension of duties and being forbidden to leave Macao.
A large scale electricity outage occurs at noon in the Border Gate neighbourhood. The Border Gate checkpoint building and some 4,300 households in nearby 35 buildings are affected.