Development and the Chinese of Macau SAR and east Timor: A short historical-sociological comparative study with Hong Kong SAR

Jean A. BERLIE

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Abstract

Macau and Timor were Portuguese territories for around five hundred years. Later, the British colonization insisted on management and development. Differently, the Portuguese used their tolerance to control. Two years after Hong Kong SAR, Macau returned to China on 20 December 1999 and East Timor became independent on 20 May 2002. Cantonese Chinese are the most numerous group in Hong Kong and Macau SARs. Hakka, mainly from Guangdong Province, are the more active economic group of East Timor. This presentation will explain the rather smooth political and sociological evolution of the Chinese of Macau between the years 2000 and 2017. It contrasts with the socio-political problems of Hong Kong SAR after the year 2014. In February 2017, in Lisbon a Conference of the Portuguese speaking countries looks at an improvement of the economic influence of Macau SAR. Macau is a bridge in the China-Portuguese-speaking countries economic relationship. Hong Kong is more international. This presentation will include social and political aspects on the particular relationship of Hong Kong SAR with Macau SAR and Mainland China and the importance of Hong Kong for the development of the Pearl River Delta.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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East-Timor
Hong Kong
China
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economics
colonization
Indonesia
tolerance
Group
management

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Berlie, J. A. (2017, May). Development and the Chinese of Macau SAR and east Timor: A short historical-sociological comparative study with Hong Kong SAR. Paper presented at the Conference on the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong SAR, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.