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Old 01-02-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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Does anyone know why China did not give Hong Kong and Macau Autonomous Region Statuses?

There are a lot of political and cultural differences from Mainland China.

Maybe this would have lessen the tensions between their relations with China.

Although, Macau does not even care and they are like the more obedient younger child of China.

Only Hong Kong has been yelling and complaining and causing a lot of protests and such. Which is understandable because they were the only Chinese international territory doing business and interacting with other countries and their entertainment was the first Chinese entertainment to become so famous and influence the overseas. Especially at a time when China closed their borders to not allow foreign interactions. They are somewhat like the rebellious misbehaving older child of China.

Does anyone have opinions?
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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They are Special Administrative Regions, and have more local power than autonomous regions of mainland China.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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HK and Macau have much more autonomy than the mainland SAR's... Their title doesn't say "autonomous" in it, but they have their own laws, currencies, passports, immigration departments and policies, and education systems. They are allowed more autonomy than other mainland provinces, but still use Chinese legal structure, money, national ID's and passports, etc.

After the 50 years are up, I would expect both places to revert to autonomous region starus like Tibet or Inner Mongolia. I don't imagine that they will maintain SAR status.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Does anyone have opinions?
Uhm.

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They are Special Administrative Regions, and have more local power than autonomous regions of mainland China.
That's right.

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HK and Macau have much more autonomy than the mainland SAR's... Their title doesn't say "autonomous" in it, but they have their own laws, currencies, passports, immigration departments and policies, and education systems. They are allowed more autonomy than other mainland provinces, but still use Chinese legal structure, money, national ID's and passports, etc.

After the 50 years are up, I would expect both places to revert to autonomous region starus like Tibet or Inner Mongolia. I don't imagine that they will maintain SAR status.
That's right.

But its a common assumption of the OP. As a person living in Macau, I think I've had this conversation with most people who want to visit or who inquire about the place...
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:34 AM
 
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They are Special Administrative Regions, and have more local power than autonomous regions of mainland China.
haha, people don't know this.

HK has its own currency, immigration policy etc. Do they want to be an autonomous region like Inner Mongolia, be my guest.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Macao
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haha, people don't know this.

HK has its own currency, immigration policy etc. Do they want to be an autonomous region like Inner Mongolia, be my guest.
Unfortunately the same people who don't know HK has it's own currency, immigration policies....They probably even know less what Inner Mongolia is. They'll get it confused with the country Mongolia, for sure.

HINT for the people who will probably never read this: Inner Mongolia is the New Mexico of China. (I.E. it IS China, it just has a vague name, and a heavier Mongolian influence). Anyways, Hong Kong is more or less like it's own country, whereas Inner Mongolia is an actual part of China with Chinese currencies, Chinese law, Chinese jurisdiction, etc., much like New Mexico is in the United States.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:10 AM
 
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There are many Americans who think HK and Macau have the same laws and language policies as Mainland China.
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