» 07/27/2009, 00.00
MACAU – CHINA
Unopposed candidate elected as Macau’s new chief executive
Voting for top post is restricted to a 300-member election committee hand-picked by Chinese authorities. A few demonstrators call for democratic reform, but there are no hopes before 2019. Corruption and social needs are the city’s top problems.
20/12/2004 CHINA MACAU
Macau, the rise of Asia's 'Las Vegas'
Gambling in former Portuguese colony is a US$ 5 billion industry. Chinese authorities praise development in accordance with the 'one-country, two-system' model, but are silent about prostitution and unemployment problems.
01/09/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected uncontested, without popular vote
The chief executive won a new mandate with 96 per cent of the vote, cast by a group of 400 people chosen by Beijing. After the election, he refused to comment on the landslide victory, thanked his supporters "for the chance to serve the Macau public". Pro-democracy activists call on the "government to [. . .] launch political reform".
Protest and prayers on the 10th anniversary of Macau’s return to China
On 20 December, Macau’s bishop will call for prayers for the territory, a former Portuguese colony. The new Chief Executive Chui Sai-on will be sworn in before President Hu Jintao. On the same day, a civic group led by two Catholic legislators will launch a march for democracy and against corruption.
25/08/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Democracy referendum halted as police detains five activists
For police, which shut down polling stations within hours of their opening, collecting personal opinions is illegal. The next chief executive is set to be elected this Sunday by 400 electors. For China, the referendum calling for universal suffrage in the choice of chief executive is illegal.
23/07/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Beijing's censorship and Macau universities
Lecturers are fired because they express pro-democracy views or mention the horror of Mao's reign. The politburo and the principle of "one country, two systems" are off-limits on university campuses.
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