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Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999
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Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Carmen Amado Mendes

Abstract

On 20 December 1999 the city of Macau became a Special Administrative Region of China after nearly 450 years of Portuguese administration. Drawing extensively on Portuguese and other sources, and on interviews with key participants, this book examines the strategies and policies adopted by the Portuguese government during the negotiations. The study sets these events in the larger context of Portugal's retreat from empire, the British experience with Hong Kong, and changing social and political conditions within Macau. A weak player on the international stage, Portugal was still able to obtain ... More

Keywords: Portugal, China, Macau, Policies, Negotiations, Strategy, Macau question, Britain, Sino-Portuguese Relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139002
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmen Amado Mendes, author