The Macao government and business community welcomed the Central Government’s Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) – known simply as the Plan – on 18 February, praising it as creating new opportunities for Macao’s people and economy.
The visit to Portugal by Chinese President Xi Jinping, 4–5 December 2018, was regarded by both governments as a landmark in the existing strategic cooperation.
In an exclusive interview with Macao Magazine, the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, speaks about relations with China, the role that Macao continues to play, and the opportunities for Portuguese entrepreneurs in the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
With the agreement signed between the Macao government and the National Development and Reform Commission, Macao is ready to strengthen its participation in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Macao forms closer ties for tourism, cultural affairs, financial services, economy, and trade with Cambodia and Thailand
Stronger ties with the private sector, a reinforced attention to new forms of entrepreneurship, and a greater awareness of the expectations projected both by governments and businessmen. These are some of the new roads that the Forum Macao might tread in the future as it seeks to build on its successes.