Macau Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

By | January 15, 2023

Macau: Political System

The Macau form of government has limited democratic elements. According to the motto “one country has two systems”, the country enjoys relative freedom of movement towards China. Only defense and foreign policy are centrally determined by China, in accordance with the Basic Law of 1993.

According to topschoolsintheusa, Macau has been a Special Administrative Region of the Republic of China since it was handed over to China on December 20, 1999.

The head of government (“Chief Executive”) of the Special Administrative Region is elected for a term of five years, with one opportunity for re-election. It is elected by an electoral body of 200 to 300 members. The committee is composed of representatives from business, employee representatives and cultural workers.

The Chinese central government then appoints the head of government.

In turn, he appoints the members of the Executive Council, the Cabinet, which consists of five ministers, two members of parliament and three influential citizens.

The Legislative Council, the parliament, which can only decide on budgetary issues, consists of 23 members.

The voting age is 18 years.

The legal system is still based on the Portuguese system today.

The official name of the country is:

Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

National anthem

According to, the national anthem of Macau is the national anthem of China. You can find more information about the hymn under China. In the English translation it reads:

“March of the Volunteers”Stands up!

No longer slaves!

The great wall rebuilt

from our flesh and blood.

China’s people in great distress.

The last cry of the suppressed:

Stand up! Rise!

With a thousand bodies, one heart in spite of the enemy cannons:

Forward! Forward! Ahead!

  • Check top-mba-universities for public holidays, sports events, UNESCO world heritage sites and major places to visit in Macau.

Macau: People we know

Politicians and rulers

Dr. Edmud Ho Hau-wah (born 1955)

First Chief Executive of Macau after the handover to China at the end of 1999.

Theologians and philosophers

  • Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) Jesuit missionary
  • Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1592 – 1666) Jesuit missionary
  • Saint Francis Xavier (Don Francisco Javier de Jassu y Azpilcueta)The Jesuit missionary, b. on April 7, 1506 in Spain, died on December 3, 1552 in Canton/China, was one of the first missionaries in Asia. When Igatius von Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1534, Franz Xavier was one of the founding members. He was buried in Goa in the church of the monastery of Bom Jesus. One of his arms was taken to the Al Gesù church in Rome in 1615

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