An action-packed four days in Lisbon saw Macao’s chief executive sign deals, meet with students, and accept a prestigious medal from Portugal’s president.
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Macao’s unique constitutional document was created seven years before the Special Administrative Region was established. It remains as relevant as ever 23 years on.
On a visit to Macao, Xia Baolong praises progress in some areas – but notes there’s work to be done.
The SARs’ chief executives met twice in March, describing their territories as China’s bridge to the world.
The 26 recipients of Macao’s medals of honour, merit, and distinguished service include banks, charities, and a former judge.
General Secretary Xi Jinping described the policy as “a great innovation of socialism” and key to both prosperity and stability in Macao and Hong Kong.
The new concessions will run for ten years, and urge operators to diversify their offerings – in line with the city’s goal of becoming a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure.
The Macao government has wrapped up its consultations with the public on national security law amendments. The proposed changes seek to safeguard Macao from non-traditional threats to national security and bolster development, according to high-ranking officials.
Visitor numbers are expected to double when mainlander tour groups return to Macao, possibly in late October.
The Macao government must work tirelessly on epidemic prevention and control, boost economic recovery and safeguard social stability in Macao, says the nation’s leader.