Transformation of Macau policing: From a Portuguese colony to China’s SAR

Ka Ki Lawrence HO, Iok Fong Agnes LAM

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of a transformation in policing as Macau shifted from Portuguese colonial rule to becoming a Special Administrative Region (SAR) governed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Macau was originally a fi shing village located in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, Southern China. It is now a small city, with a permanent residential population of about half a million, known primarily for its gambling and tourism industries (Statistics and Census Service 2013). Macau was ruled by Portugal until sovereignty reverted to the PRC on 20 December 1999; it followed Hong Kong in becoming the PRC’s second SAR 1 (Mendes 2013: 28-29). Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Conor O’Reilly; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColonial policing and the transnational legacy: The global dynamics of policing across the lusophone community
EditorsConor O'REILLY
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages183-207
ISBN (Electronic)9781315572734, 9781317164135
ISBN (Print)9781409465300, 1409465306
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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gambling
Portugal
sovereignty
Hong Kong
census
village
Tourism
statistics
industry

Citation

Ho, L. K. K., & Lam, A. I. F. (2017). Transformation of Macau policing: From a Portuguese colony to China’s SAR. In C. O'Reilly (Ed.), Colonial policing and the transnational legacy: The global dynamics of policing across the lusophone community (pp. 183-207). Oxon: Routledge.