Macao Special Administrative Region: Annual Report 2017

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Publication Date 24/04/2018
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Report published by the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Policy covering developments in 2017 in relation to the trade, economic and cultural relations between the European Union (EU) and Macao.

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The European Union has vowed to closely follow political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) ever since it was handed over to China in 1999, in the framework of the 'one country, two systems' principle. In line with the commitment given to the European Parliament, an annual report is issued on developments in Macao.

This joint report - the 20th report - was published on 24 April 2018 and cover developments in 2017. The EU and Macao continued to have solid trade relations and to enjoy a good level of cooperation. Work continued regarding the commitments taken by the Macao SAR to address the EU's concerns under its screening of third countries and jurisdictions' taxation policies and practices. The report notes that in 2017, the 'one country, two systems' principle continued to be implemented. The fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens were generally respected. Macao's media were able to express a broad range of views despite increasing self-censorship.

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European Commission: Press Release, 24/04/2018: Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR): 2017 Annual Report

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