Macao Experience

In the days of the 70th anniversary of the National Day and the 20th anniversary of the return of Macao, we can’t help but think about two aspects:
On the one hand, on the basis of deep integration and exchanges with the mainland and surrounding areas, how can Macao play its own advantages and functions in the Greater Bay Area of ​​Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and how to better participate in the construction of the Dawan District and strengthen the bridges and platforms of Macao? Integration into the overall situation of national development?

On the other hand, what are the achievements of Macao’s construction, and can be reviewed and summarized? From the practical experience of implementing “one country, two systems”, Macao has some Macao-specific systems and practices that are worth learning from in the cities of the Mainland.

I think that the latter’s thinking should also be suitable for the time and have a long-term significance.

As Wu Zhiliang, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation, said, the Macao Foundation has a unique role in social governance intermediary in Macau (see page 38 of the cover story). The Foundation has intervened in social governance by supporting civil society organizations. The key role played an important role. This unique social governance model is worthy of reference and sharing for the social construction of inland cities, especially immigrant cities.

In fact, when Macau returns to 20 years, it will lead to more summing up and thinking: Macao’s experience, Macao’s characteristics, and Macao’s institutional achievements – this is also Macao’s contribution to the country.
 We used to say, “Macau is a micro-society and a small economy with limited development space.” However, after returning to the 20-year period, this “Murdle Town” has created an economic miracle that has amazed the world and has also achieved regional A shared economic prosperity and social stability. Compared with the situation in Hong Kong, the Macao experience has been proven to be successful in history: it is based on the success of the Macao Basic Law and the great practice of “one country, two systems”.

20 years has made us richer. It gives the Macao people the power they really face, and it doesn’t have to be self-respecting. Why bother? No matter how the outside winds rise and fall, they are true to themselves, sit still and listen to the rain, and the tide of history is real.

Grace Geng