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As Macao approaches its 25th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng travelled to Beijing in December 2023 to present a detailed account of Macao’s developments over the past year to President Xi Jinping.
A long time in the making, Macao’s newest hospital is a massive medical upgrade for the city. It boasts state-of-the art equipment that can’t be found anywhere else in the Greater Bay Area. Its staff have access to training at one of the top hospitals in China. No wonder the Macao Union Hospital is considered a beacon of the territory’s future healthcare industry.
Macao recently played host to a delegation of Chinese astronauts, here to inspire the next generation of space explorers and scientists. The illustrious guests were “deeply impressed” by their Macao compatriots’ enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe, reported the deputy head of the China Manned Space Agency.
As we prepare to welcome a new Year of the Dragon, it’s worth reflecting on what this powerful (yet usually benevolent) mythological creature means to Chinese culture. Dragons are said to control the rains, bring luck and protect wealth. So, how did they come to play this auspicious role in society?
Li Yi is one of Macao’s top wushu athletes, and a recent recipient of the Silver Lotus award. After winning gold at last year’s Asian Games, Li says it’s time to retire from the arena and start passing her skills down to emerging talents. Her goal is to grow her beloved sport in the city.
The Macao Museum of Art showcases Tibetan Buddhist treasures that were gifts exchanged between the Qing court and successive Panchen Lamas in Xizang.
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China and Portugal are cooperating on a large number of transportation related projects, including the fact that Chinese-made trams are about to start ferrying passengers around Porto. Such projects bode well for the countries’ 45th anniversary of bilateral relations, set to take place this year.
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