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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On a visit to Macao, Xia Baolong praises progress in some areas – but notes there’s work to be done.
Residents breathe a sigh of relief as their city welcomes back friends, business partners and tourists.
Macao’s chief executive updated President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on the city’s progress over 2022, and reaffirmed Macao’s commitment to “the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation” under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.
The 26 recipients of Macao’s medals of honour, merit, and distinguished service include banks, charities, and a former judge.
Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin’s state funeral was an opportunity for the city’s residents to pay tribute to the man who presided over their ‘return to the motherland’.
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.
Plans are shaping up for Macao’s East Line, which requires a significant portion to be built underwater. The new metro, starting near the Gongbei Border Gate, will be a boon for commuters and tourists from the mainland.
Macao’s beloved Grand Prix is almost back its old self, with foreign drivers and motorbikes returning after a two-year hiatus.
More than 100 types of flying machines were on display in Zhuhai, from brand new commercial planes to the world’s biggest amphibious aircraft. There was even a life-sized replica of the Tiangong space station.