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Government of Macau

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Government of Macau

The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 中華人民共和國澳門特別行政區政府; Portuguese: Governo da R.A.E. de Macau; conventional short name Macau Government, 澳門政府, Governo de Macau), are headed by secretariats or commissioners and report directly to the Chief Executive of Macau. The affairs of the Government are decided by secretaries, who are appointed by the Chief Executive and endorsed by the Central People's Government (CPG) in Beijing. As a special administrative region of the PRC, Macau has a high degree of autonomy, in light of the "One Country, Two Systems" policy. The Macau Government, financially independent from the CPG, oversees the affairs of Macau.

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Head of Government

The Chief Executive (CE) is responsible for the administration of Macau. The affairs of the Government are decided by secretariats, who are appointed by the Chief Executive and endorsed by the Central People's Government in Beijing. The Chief Executive of Macau replaced the Governor of Macau after 1999 as head of the government in Macau. The CE reports to the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China.

The current Chief Executive is Fernando Chui Sai On and Alexis Tam Chon Weng is the Chief of the Cabinet Office (spokesperson).

Government offices and policy bureaux

The policy bureaux are similar to Hong Kong, but there are fewer heads of departments in Macau.

A list of government departments are:

  • Commission Against Corruption - André Cheong Weng Chon
  • Commission of Audit - Ho Veng On
  • Secretariat for Administration and Justice - Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan
  • Secretariat for Economy and Finance - Francis Tam Pak Yuen
  • Secretariat for Security - Cheong Kuoc Vá
  • Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture - Cheong U
  • Secretariat for Transport and Public Works - Lau Si Io
  • Pre-1999 government

    The structure of the Portuguese administration in Macau was slightly different from the current:

  • Governor of Macau as Head of Government
  • Secretary for Economic Coordination
  • Secretary for Transport and Public Works
  • Secretary for Justice
  • Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget
  • Secretary for Public Administration, Education and Youth
  • Secretary for Public Security
  • Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture
  • Localization of key positions was non-existent prior to the handover, all department heads were Portuguese. Chinese civil service heads did not appear until after the establishment of the MSAR.

    References

    Government of Macau Wikipedia


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