MACAO: The outgoing Chief Executive of Macao, Edmund Ho, said the "one country, two systems" policy has won initial success.
The younger director appears to have phoned in Macao from a very, very long-distance connection.
The largest casino is in Macao, which overtook Las Vegas in gambling revenues last year.
For anyone familiar with an American casino, the first glance inside the Grand Lisboa or even the Sands Macao is startling.
In 1622 it sent a fleet to try to capture Macao from the Portuguese, but Macao held its own, having been fortified with Spanish troops. 50 After its defeat, the Dutch fleet sailed onward to the Penghu Islands (æ¾Žæ¹–), which lie on the sea-lanes between Macao and Japan, and there they Dutch began constructing a fortress from which they intended to try to control the Sino-Japanese silk for silver trade.