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(Placename) a special administrative region of China, in the south of the country, across the estuary of the Zhu Jiang from Hong Kong: chief centre of European trade with China in the 18th century; attained partial autonomy in 1976; formerly (until 1999) a Portuguese overseas province under a long-term lease from China, as with Hong Kong (a UK territory until 1997); transit trade with rest of China; tourism and financial services. It retains its own currency, the pataca. Pop: 583 003 (2013 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles). Portuguese name: Macau



1. a former Portuguese overseas territory in S China, comprising a peninsula in the Zhu Jiang delta and two adjacent islands: a special administrative region of China since 1999. 426,400; 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km).
2. the capital of this region.
Portuguese, Macáu.
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Hong Kong has beaten Macao in the struggle for the Chinese trade, and now the greater part of the transportation of Chinese goods finds its depot at the former place.
My partner endeavoured to encourage me by describing the several ports of that coast, and told me he would put in on the coast of Cochin China, or the bay of Tonquin, intending afterwards to go to Macao, where a great many European families resided, and particularly the missionary priests, who usually went thither in order to their going forward to China.
S, who is a san ji man, said that the cultures of Macao and the Mainland are different.
The revenue from VIP rooms in Macao accounts for as much as 65-72% of the total gaming revenue each year in the last decade (Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau Macao SAR, 2014).
According to the IMF, a sovereign wealth fund for Macao could help the island cut its dependency on gambling.
Most of the injured were sent to hospital for treatment of bruises and scratches after the boat was towed back to Macao, the report said.
We thank the travel and tourism professionals worldwide who cast their vote for us this year, and we will continue to introduce a diversity of tourism offerings in Macao.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship packages1 start at HK$1,4242 for stays at Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central, and come with one night hotel accommodation and two UFC Macao event admission tickets.
The introduction of Sands Cotai Central is bringing three new international hotel brands - Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn - to the Cotai Strip, providing an expanded variety of affordable luxury to Macao visitors looking for a diversity of new experiences.
A casino has reached a USD193m agreement with the Beijing government to build a 1,500-room five-star hotel with gaming rooms and convention facilities on a 51-acre site in Macao, the company, Wynn Macao (HKG:1128), announced in stock market filings on Tuesday.
Lin, vice president of the bank, says First established its branch in Macao in July 2010, with the books being balanced after only six months, and now serves not only local clients but also potential clients in China, particularly Taiwanese enterprises in neighboring Guangdong Province.
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