Hong Kong 2047 Agreement

However, what will happen after 2047 (Hong Kong) and 2049 (Macau) has never been said publicly. Note: Statistics show annual arrivals using “One Way Permits” for mainland Chinese citizens who settle in Hong Kong As Macau has its own currency, the Chinese renminbi is not legal tender in Macau; Pataca is not even accepted in stores in China. With this agreement, an authorization or visa is required when crossing between the borders of Macau and China, and Macau residents usually possess SAR Macau and non-mainland Chinese passports. Like Hong Kong, official languages are an important factor that distinguishes Macau from China, in addition to the history of the former colony, since Cantonese and Portuguese are the most common languages in Macau, while Mandarin is the official language of China. The central government in Beijing also retains control of Macau`s foreign policy as well as the legal interpretation of the Basic Law. HONG KONG — Much has been said about 2047 lately, 50 years after the United Kingdom`s special administrative zone returned to China in 1997. . . .

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