Macao—History (Àomén lìshǐ 澳门历史)

Robert John PERRINS

Macao, one of two special administrative districts in China, began as a Portuguese colony in 1557 and became the center of Sino-European trade. In 1999 Portugal returned Macao to China. Today Macao is one of the most densely populated places in the world and the only place in China where gambling is legal.

The territory of Macao (Macau or, as it is known in Chinese, Aomen) in southern China was a….

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