Macau

Macau (/məˈk/; 澳門; 澳门; "Bay gate"), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong, which is about 64 kilometers to the east, and it is also bordered by Guangdong of Mainland China to the north and the South China Sea to the east and south. With an estimated population of around 636,200 living in an area of 30.3 km2 (11.6 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.

As Portuguese Macau, it was administered by the Portuguese Empire and its inheritor states from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia under Portugal. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal from Ming China as a trading port. The Portuguese Empire administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred to China on 20 December 1999. The Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau and Macau Basic Law stipulate that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.

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Swan song hastens the inevitable

Manila Standard 07 Aug 2022
And it keeps pushing that envelope towards its goal.” ... His predecessor achieved the hand-over from Britain of leased Hong Kong; previous to which, Portugal surrendered Macau. The hand-over was premised on an agreement to honor Hong Kong’s legal and political system for at least 50 years, under a “one-country, two systems” approach ... **** ... .......
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Macau to reopen after virus shock

Taipei Times 01 Aug 2022
Macau is set to remove most COVID-19 restrictions today after the casino hub’s gaming revenue hit its lowest level on record ... People walk past Casino Lisboa in Macau on Dec ... Under China’s strict “zero COVID-19” policy, Macau would have to stay nearly infection-free to reopen its border ... “The reality is right now there’s nobody in Macau.”....
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Macau to reopen after gaming revenue falls

The Manila Times 01 Aug 2022
Macau is set to remove most coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday after the casino hub's gaming revenue hit its lowest level on record ... Macau's casinos were ordered to shut down for 10 days in July as the city was placed under three weeks of "static management" modelled after the Covid-19 lockdowns in mainland China....
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Macau to reopen after revenues sank

Manila Standard 01 Aug 2022
HONG KONG, ChinaMacau was set to remove most coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday after the casino hub’s gaming revenue hit its lowest level on record ... Macau’s casinos were ordered to shut down for 10 days in July as the city was placed under three weeks of “static management” modeled after the COVID-19 lockdowns in mainland China....
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Macau to reopen after Covid sinks gaming revenue to record low

Manila Bulletin 01 Aug 2022
HONG KONG, ChinaMacau was set to remove most coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday after the casino hub’s gaming revenue hit its lowest level on record ... Under China’s strict zero-Covid policy, Macau will have to stay nearly infection-free to reopen its border ... “The reality is right now there’s nobody in Macau.”....
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Casinos reopen in Macau with dim outlook amid curbs

Taipei Times 24 Jul 2022
Macau reopened casinos after virus curbs prompted almost two weeks of closure, with the industry’s outlook seen bleak as the Chinese-controlled territory grapples with the effects of Beijing’s “zero COVID” policy ... Macau on Saturday reported five cases of COVID-19, compared with 146 cases at the peak of the outbreak....
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Same-sex union rejection voided

Taipei Times 21 Jul 2022
Despite three more Taipei High Administrative Court rulings in favor of couples involving partners from Malaysia, Macau and Singapore since March last year, the ministry has reiterated that it is legally bound to reject the registration of such marriages under Article 46 of the ......

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