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Historical Influences from the West

Under the Ming dynasty, Chinese fleets had sailed south to Malacca and into the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon and East Africa. Chinese merchants began to trade in Malacca and in the East Indian islands of Java and Sumatra. During the sixteenth century, Portuguese ships visited south-eastern ports of China, and in 1557 set up a [...]

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Macao Special Administrative Region

Macao was once a Portuguese colony at the mouth of the Pearl River, some 55 km from Hong Kong. It is made up of a small peninsula only five kilometers long by one kilometer wide, connected to the mainland by a neck of land, and also two islands. The Portuguese established a trading station there [...]

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