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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Academics slam Beijing over ‘one China’ document

Taipei Times 22 Jun 2021
The Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau (香港澳門關係條例) was promulgated under the assumption that China would honor the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Wu said ... This makes the legal differentiation between Hong Kong and China-based investors unjustifiable and a potential loophole for China to abuse, he said....
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Las Vegas Sands faces $12 billion claim in Macau court

The Times of India 09 Jun 2021
The trial, starting June 16, alleges that Sands breached its contract with Asian American for a casino license in Macau, the only legal gambling destination in China ... "Asian American has been winning all major legal battles in the Macau lawsuit since we filed it in 2012 ......
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MBS owner Las Vegas Sands faces $15.9 billion claim in Macau court

Straits Times 09 Jun 2021
The trial, starting June 16, alleges that Sands breached its contract with Asian American for a casino licence in Macau, the only legal gambling destination in China ... "Asian American has been winning all major legal battles in the Macau lawsuit since we filed it in 2012 we are confident."....
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Las Vegas Sands faces US$12b suit from ex-partner in Macau court

Hong Kong Standard 09 Jun 2021
The trial, starting June 16, alleges that Sands breached its contract with Asian American for a casino license in Macau, the only legal gambling destination in China ... "Asian American has been winning all major legal battles in the Macau lawsuit since we filed it in 2012...we are confident."....
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Las Vegas Sands facing $15.9 billion claim in Macau court

Straits Times 09 Jun 2021
The trial starting on June 16 alleges that Sands breached its contract with Asian American for a casino licence in Macau, the only legal gambling destination in China ... "Asian American has been winning all major legal battles in the Macau lawsuit since we filed it in 2012 we are confident."....
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Hong Kong students should focus on learning Mandarin with exams at end, says report from ...

South China Morning Post 02 Jun 2021
... and Macau should be enhanced to strengthen national identity.But educators in the city on… ....
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Taxi driver accused of having €444,000 of cannabis in car

Irish Independent 26 May 2021
Judge Michael Walsh remanded him in custody with consent to cash bail of €12,000 ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... Applying for bail, defence solicitor Mr O’Mahony said the accused, who was presumed innocent, was from Macau in China but was an EU national with a Portuguese passport and had legal status in Ireland, where he had lived for 20 years. ....
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China to expand top office in Hong Kong with two new depts

Beijing News 25 May 2021
Hong Kong, May 25 (ANI) ... The new department responsible for national security affairs under the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) will be led by former liaison office legal affairs director Wang Zhenmin, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported citing multiple mainland Chinese sources ... (ANI) .......
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China to expand top office in Hong Kong with national security and propaganda departments

Yahoo Daily News 25 May 2021
Read full article. ANI25 May 2021, 3.31 pm·2-min read ... The new department responsible for national security affairs under the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) will be led by former liaison office legal affairs director Wang Zhenmin, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported citing multiple mainland Chinese sources ... ....
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Beijing to expand Hong Kong office with two new departments focusing on national security and propaganda

South China Morning Post 24 May 2021
... Affairs Office (HKMAO) will be led by former liaison office legal affairs director Wang Zhenmin… ....
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Same-sex couple win court case

Taipei Times 07 May 2021
It means that same-sex couples involving a partner from a nation or area in which same-sex marriage is illegal — such as Macau — cannot marry in Taiwan or have a marriage conducted in a third nation legally recognized ... Under the Macau Civil Code, legal jurisdiction for civil matters is based on a person’s place of “habitual residence,” it said....
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Macau casino junket operators face fadeout from planned digital currency

Hong Kong Standard 22 Apr 2021
"If Macau cannot control the environment, China is not going to give us the tourists," he said ... In a statement to Reuters, Macau's Monetary Authority said it was amending its legal framework to incorporate the digital yuan and that it had been in contact with the People's Bank of China over the progress....
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Macau’s digital yuan plans deal fresh blow to casino junkets

Metro USA 22 Apr 2021
“If Macau cannot control the environment, China is not going to give us the tourists,” he said ... In a statement to Reuters, Macau’s Monetary Authority said it was amending its legal framework to incorporate the digital yuan and that it had been in contact with the People’s Bank of China over the progress....
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