President Hu Jintao Wraps up Macao Tour
Chinese President Hu Jintao left Macao Sunday afternoon after a two-day tour to the Special Administrative Region (SAR).
President Hu Reviews PLA Garrison in Macao SAR
Chinese President Hu Jintao reviews the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)on Dec. 20, 2009.
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 Key Events

After the Handover (1999-2009)>>
- On Dec 20, 1999, Macao returned to China.
- In 2001, the "Casino Gambling Regulations" was approved.
- In 2003, "Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)" was signed.
- In 2004, Edmund Ho Hau Wah was re-elected as the second chief executive.
- In 2009, Chui Sai On won the third chief executive election.
- On Dec 15, 2009, Construction of the HK-Zhuhai-Macao bridge began.

Before the Handover (1979-1999)>>
- In 1979, China set up diplomatic ties with Portugal.
- In 1984, Deng Xiaoping proposed to settle the Macao issue under the principle of "One Country, Two Systems."
- In 1987, The two sides signed the "Joint Declaration", which pronounced that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Macao starting from Dec 20, 1999.
- On May 15, 1999, Ho Hau Wah was elected as the first chief executive of the Macao SAR.
- At midnight on Dec 19, 1999, a ceremony was held to mark the return of Macao to the motherland.
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