China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

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China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Macau having been a colony of Portuguese means that there is a lot that has been borrowed from the Portuguese. This comes automatically as a lot of countries that have been colonized by another greater country tend to follow in the footsteps of that country. Therefore, Macau has Portuguese characteristics. When this is discussed in the view that Macau is now part of China it means that it has both the Portuguese side and the chinese side and these two can only be merged together and cannot exactly be separated. This means that the relationship between China and Macau going forward might be unpredictable or at the same time very good. It might be unpredictable when China realizes that Macau’s citizens do not actually follow the chinese culture and this might lead to unprecedent issues. On another hand China might decide to assimilate the Macau citizens and in the worst scenario China might separate itself from Macau however this is not very likely. On the good side China might actually appreciate the culture of the Macau citizens and welcome it as part of China’s global portrayal or face in the world.

Taiwan is economically and culturally stable. It has diplomatic relations with a lot of countries and China is opposed to this and it recognizes Taiwan as part of China. Culturally these two are different as Taiwan was under Japan and it has grown on its own into a full grown economically stable semi-independent state. Economically the two are stable as China is stable and Taiwan is stable even though China’s economy I far much bigger than that of Taiwan. In political state Taiwan wants to be independent but China continues to pressure Taiwan to unite with mainland China and be one greater China. This is not clear as Taiwan has not made its final decision but it might be possible to unite with China.


Singh, H., & Pradhan, R. P. (2019). Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau in China’s infrastructure-diplomacy and the China Dream: Will the dominions fall?. Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India, 15(1), 15-26.

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