This special relationship allows Macau to act as a gateway between mainland China and the outside world.
The Venetian Macao regularly hosts events such as international conferences or trade shows that bring together figures from Chinese businesses and the central government with their counterparts from elsewhere.
Macau continues to be a meeting and trading point bridging East and West.
Macau’s position on the Pearl River Delta connects it easily with its fellow SAR Hong Kong as well as major commercial and industrial centres in neighbouring Guangdong province, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. Ferry and road connections make Macau part of one of the most dynamic, vibrant and prosperous economic centres in the world today.