Government responds to European Union report on Macao

The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China expresses strong opposition to the release of the 2019 annual report on the Macao SAR, issued by the European Union (EU).

The report contains groundless and baseless claims, making biased comments about Macao’s achievements in politics, society and economic development.

The EU has made counterfactual and irresponsible comments over successive years – through a self-styled annual report – about Macao’s internal affairs, amounting to a brutal interference in China’s domestic affairs. The SAR Government demands the EU stop this wrong practice, that is not only against basic norms of international relations but is also endangering China-EU relations.

Since its establishment in 1999, the Macao SAR has successfully implemented the “One country, two systems” principle with Macao characteristics. The successful implementation of the principle has been effective in maintaining Macao’s long-term prosperity, and in producing remarkable achievements in a variety of aspects. The rights and freedoms enjoyed by the Macao public, as stipulated in law, have been protected.

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