Central govt's support key for Macao

2009-12-19 19:43 BJT

Special Report: Macao 10 Years On |


The arrival of the central government delegation has drawn great attention from the local people. Many say its support is key for Macao's prosperity. And that the one country, two systems principle is working well in the SAR.

65-year-old Chun Pang Ling has lived and worked at this shop since he was a teenager.

He learned the trade from his father.

It's a typical lifestyle of small businessmen in Macao.

He earns about 100-thousand patacas a year, about 12-thousand 500 U.S. dollars. But this shop in the business center greatly depends on tourism.

In fact, businesses have been doing much better over the past 10 years.

Still, the local people are feeling the effects of the global financial crisis.

Ms. Ke's dumpling restaurant used to be packed with customers all day, but business has fallen off.

She hopes the central government does more to boost her confidence.

Her hope is shared by many in Macao.

The local media is also paying great attention to the arrival of the central government's delegation.

Lok Po, the Chief Editor of Macao's biggest newspaper, says they are noting every detail of the visit.

Both as a journalist and an individual, who's witnessed all the changes since Macao's return, Lok Po is confident for Macao's future.

Editor: Liu Fang | Source: CCTV.com