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Macau to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

  • 19 Dec 2019
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Macau celebrated the 20th Anniversary since the former Portuguese colony was returned to China.

  • The Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) is an integral part of China and example of China’s "one country, two systems" model.
    • "One country, two systems" is a constitutional principle describing the governance of Hong Kong and Macau since they became regions of China in 1997 and 1999, respectively.
  • Administration: It does not practice China's socialist economic system. Also, it enjoys a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defence affairs.
  • Location: It is situated on the south-east coast of China near the mouth of the Pearl River. It is 60 kilometres from Hong Kong.
    • Macau consists of the Macau peninsula and the two islands of Taipa and Coloane.
  • Population: It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
  • Economy: Macau is heavily dependent on the gambling industry with its casinos contributing about 80% of government income.

Source: TOI

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