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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Bets on for Macau’s Sands China after U.S. billionaire Adelson’s death

Metro USA 13 Jan 2021
Yet gaming licences for Macau’s six casino operators, including Sands China, are set to expire in 2022, and the government has yet to detail the rebidding process ... Still, risks for potential suitors include legal battles relating to the opaque process through which Sands China was awarded its Macau casino licence in the early 2000s....
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Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino owner and Republican mega-donor, dies at 87

Finger Lakes Times 12 Jan 2021
In Macau, the former Portuguese colony just off China's coast, Adelson supersized the Venetian, constructing what his company described not just as the world's largest casino, but "the world's largest inhabited building.". Adelson developed four more hotel-casinos in Macau — all on a strip that had been swampland before he filled it in....
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Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson dies

Politico 12 Jan 2021
'Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.' So, I do whatever it takes, as long as it's moral, ethical, principled, legal," he said ... Sheldon Adelson watches the opening ceremony of the Sands Cotai Central in Macau on April 12, 2012 ... With great wealth came legal issues....
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Key PRC official backs calls for HK judicial ‘reform’

Taipei Times 17 Nov 2020
Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Deputy Director Zhang Xiaoming (張曉明) told a legal summit in the territory that moves to “perfect” the legal system would not undermine judicial independence ... Lam speaking at the Basic Law 30th Anniversary Legal Summit in the territory yesterday....
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Chinese officials working on reforms related to HK's Basic Law, judiciary

Straits Times 17 Nov 2020
Mr Zhang Xiaoming, the deputy director of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told a legal summit in the global financial hub yesterday that moves to "perfect" the legal system in Hong Kong would not undermine judicial independence ... Supporters say the law restores stability in China's most restive city ... REUTERS .......
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Senior Chinese official says authorities working on more Hong Kong reforms, including judiciary

Asahi News 17 Nov 2020
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told a legal summit in the global financial hub that moves to “perfect” the legal system in Hong Kong would not undermine judicial independence ... Supporters say it restores stability in China’s most restive city ... He did not elaborate ... ....
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Top Chinese official signals more HK reforms, including Judiciary

Hong Kong Standard 17 Nov 2020
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told a legal summit in the global financial hub that moves to “perfect” the legal system in Hong Kong would not undermine judicial independence ... Supporters say it restores stability in China’s most restive city. TS Channel. IOS Android. IOS Android ... ....
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China says it plans more moves in Hong Kong including ‘perfect’ legal system

The Independent 17 Nov 2020
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said on Tuesday that more reforms are going to be made to "perfect" the legal system in Hong Kong, while claiming that it would not undermine the special administrative region’s judicial independence ... Read more ... China finally congratulates Biden on US election victory ... ....
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HK opposition lawmakers to resign en masse

Straits Times 11 Nov 2020
The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said the disqualification "has a solid legal foundation and has an undeniable authority" ... "I have taken the responsibility to seek a solution to address this problem," said Mrs Lam, who said Hong Kong plans to introduce legislation to formalise the process and spell out legal consequences for violators....
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Hong Kong Firms Operating in South China May Have Choice of Jurisdiction in Disputes

Caixin Online 29 Oct 2020
The three different legal systems of Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland have separate jurisdiction in the Bay Area, which could complicate the settling of civil and commercial disputes ... The guidelines for Hong Kong and Macau legal practitioners to obtain mainland ......
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China Cracks Down on $150 Billion of Cross-Border Gambling

Caixin Online 22 Oct 2020
What’s new ... The background ... Chinese citizens can participate in legal gambling only in casinos in the special administrative region of Macau ... The revision could hurt Macau’s small to medium-sized VIP casinos that rely on junket operators, whose business was already on the decline ... To read the full story in Chinese, click here ... ....
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Hong Kong lawyers can soon earn qualification to practise in Greater Bay Area under new ...

South China Morning Post 22 Oct 2020
Hong Kong lawyers will be able to practise in nine mainland cities within the Greater Bay Area after ......
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