Hong Kong: Macau commanded by pro-China Ho et Seng amidst pro-democracy movement
After ruling over it for four centuries, Portugal handed Macau to China in 1999.
Pro-China Ho At Seng has been elected as the supreme leader of Macau amid the pro-democracy movement in neighboring Hong Kong. Macau, famous for casinos, is also an autonomous region of China like Hong Kong.
In 1999, Portugal handed Macau to China after ruling over it for four centuries. Since then Seng is the third leader to be elected chief executive of the region. He will replace Chui Sai-On. Chui’s term ends in December.
Macau’s 400-member Pro-China Committee elected Seng, 62, on Sunday. 392 people of the committee voted in his favor. He was the only candidate in the race to become the Chief Executive Officer of Macau.
It is believed that he will strengthen China’s control over Macau and keep it away from the movement in Hong Kong. In a press conference, he said, ‘Hong Kong tourism is being affected by the demonstration. This protest will end soon.