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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041111.

The Changing Status of Macau before and after the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Portugal


Yueheng Hu, Yinan Wang

Corresponding Author:
Yueheng Hu

Institute for Rearch on Portuguese-speaking Countries (IROPC), City University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China


In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the opening of the Indian Ocean shipping lanes led Western colonists to move east and establish colonies in the east. Portugal, located in southwestern Europe, was the first country to begin colonial expansion, occupying East Africa, the Indian Ocean and even Southeast Asia. The Portuguese established a colony in Goa, in western India, in 1510. In 1511, the Portuguese retook Malacca, the commercial centre of the East, and established their maritime supremacy in the East [1]. The Portuguese then turned their attention to China in an attempt to tap into the Chinese market. Portugal became the first country in Western Europe to have direct links with China.


Sino-Portuguese Relations; Macau; Changing Status

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Yueheng Hu, Yinan Wang. The Changing Status of Macau before and after the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Portugal. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 11: 59-63. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041111.


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