Dec 28, 2009

China FDC on "10th Anniversary of Macao's Return to the Motherland"

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10th Anniversary of Macao's Return to the Motherland

Date of Issue : 20 December 2009

3-1 : Celebration
(The national flag of China and the flag of Macao, and the sculpture of Golden Lotus Flower)

3-2 : Cooperation
(The view of Largo do Senado, and the Macau Tower together with the word "CEPA")

3-3 : Prosperity
(Macao Science Centre and the Sai Van Bridge, with the view of Macao waterfront at the background).

Macao was both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macao in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999.

The Chinese government assumed formal sovereignty over Macao on 20 December 1999 and 20 December 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.

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