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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Hong Kong will continue to leverage institutional advantages brought by common law, says John Lee

Hong Kong Standard 18 Mar 2023
He said that the Ministry of Justice looks forward to exchanging views with Hong Kong on legal exchange and collaboration between the mainland and the SAR, as well as legal services and safeguards in developing the rule of law of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. ....

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches JPMorgan Active China ETF (JCHI)

Longview News-Journal 16 Mar 2023
Investments in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau are subject to significant legal, regulatory, monetary and economic risks, as well as the potential for regional and global conflicts, including actions that are contrary to the interests of the U.S....

Murder accused claims prostitute insulted him

Hong Kong Standard 15 Mar 2023
A 45-year-old unemployed Hong Kong man confessed that he killed a sex worker who insulted him while they were having sex in the bathroom of a hotel, Macau police said ... Ho admitted he had entered Macau with a legal permit in March last year, but was homeless, and it is believed that he contacted the victim via an online group chat, police said....

Hong Kong man arrested in Macau suspected to have killed prostitute for insulting him

Hong Kong Standard 14 Mar 2023
Macau police announced on Tuesday that the Hong Kong man earlier arrested for ... According to the police, the arrested admitted that he entered Macau with a legal permit in March of last year but was homeless, and it was believed that he contacted the victim via an online chat group....

Prominent deputy director roles in CPPCC for eight Hongkongers

Hong Kong Standard 12 Mar 2023
... on Education, Science, Health and Sports, Committee on Social and Legal Affairs, Committee on Ethnic and Religious Affairs, Committee on Liaison with Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Culture, Historical Data and Studies....

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