|Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement|
|Short Chinese name|
|Portuguese:||Acordo de Estreitamento das Relações Económicas e Comerciais entre o Continente Chinês e Macau|
The Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, or Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) for short, is an economic agreement between the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region and the Central People's Government on October 18, 2003. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ( conventional short name Macau Government, For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Macau topics. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid A similar agreement, known as Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, was signed between the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, signed on June 29, 2003. The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, or Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement ( CEPA) for short is an economic agreement between the The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ( see pronunciation; conventional short Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The Central People's Government is the Central government of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Under the CEPA, 272 Macau products are exempted from import customs, which help promote the development of manufacturing and tourism industries.
Annual supplements with further liberalisations have been signed between the Mainland and Macau governments. The most recent, Supplement IV (often referred to as CEPA V), was signed July 2, 2007. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The two agreements and additional supplements were signed in the Chinese language; the Chinese text is therefore the authoritative text.
Edmund Ho Hau Wah, the Chief Executive, has expressed his Government's "unconditional" support to build a super-bridge (mega-project) between the east and west banks of the Pearl River Delta. The Pearl River Delta Region (PRD ( in southern China occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River Estuary Whatever its final design and routing, the bridge is seen by economists as a great chance to turn the Pearl River Delta into a super-development zone on a global scale. The Pearl River Delta Region (PRD ( in southern China occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River Estuary This will require close co-operation among the estuary's starkly different jurisdiction - Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong - in a wide range of business-related activities, such as the flow of public and private transport via the bridge and co-ordination in the movement of people, goods and services within the region that comprises some 40 million people. Guangdong ( EFEO: Kouangtong; Pinyin Guǎngdōng; Postal map spelling: Kwangtung) is a province on the Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
The mega-project's social and economic impact on Macau will be tremendous. For the first time in its long history as a Chinese harbour and meeting place between East and West, Macau will have a direct road, and possibly rail, link with Hong Kong. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Macau's relatively small size and unique Sino-Latin heritage call for special measures by all parts involved to tackle the multifarious challenges expected to follow the opening of the bridge.
The bridge project, which promises to be one of the world's greatest engineering challenges at the start of the 21st century, should also be seen as part of Mainland China's Closer Economic Partnership Arrangements CEPA with both Hong Kong and Macau, which will entail an ever-growing demand for more efficient transport networks within the delta.
The bridge project i. e. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is just one facet of Macau's promising development in the coming years, including an innovative trans-border park in conjunction with the adjacent Zhuhai Municipality and a host of large-scale infrastructure and entertainment projects, such as a two-level bridge between the Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island and several mega-casino resorts, convention centres and de luxe hotels. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is a proposed series of Bridges and Tunnels that would connect the west side of Hong Kong with Macau and Administration The Prefecture-level city of Zhuhai administers 3 county-level divisions, all of which are districts Xiangzhou A peninsula is a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by Water but connected to Mainland via an Isthmus. Taipa is the smaller of the two islands in Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (formerly the Portuguese colony
Following its return to the China, Macau has become an integral part of the transformation of the Pearl River Delta into one of the world's so-called "super zones. The Pearl River Delta Region (PRD ( in southern China occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River Estuary " Macau is charging ahead to become important player in the New Pearl River Delta Super Zone, based on its centuries-long experience as a hub for trade, business services and cultural ties between China and the rest of the world.