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State

Capital

Macao*

Macao

Currency unit

Renminbi/Patacas/HK $

Connections

China

Far East

Portugal

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

History

Former Portuguese trading post near Hong Kong which reverted to Chinese control in December1999. It then became a Special Administrative Region, similar to (but much smaller) than Hong Kong.

Main activity is the supply of gambling to residents of Hong Kong.

Languages

Cantonese

Portuguese

English

 History

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

Politics

Portuguese governor had very little freedom of action as the Chinese government exercised influence. Now there is a Chinese governor. No democracy.

 History

 Politics

 Green

 Rights

Economics

Gambling for Hong Kong.

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Rights

Green/Ecology

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

Human Rights

Chinese influence prevents free speech.

Climate effects

Last revised 21/12/99


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