Macau Economic and Cultural Office (Taiwan)

The Macau Economic and Cultural Office (traditional Chinese: 澳門經濟文化辦事處; simplified Chinese: 澳门经济文化办事处; pinyin: Àomén Jīngjì Wénhuà Bànshì Chù; Portuguese: Delegação Económica e Cultural de Macau) is the representative office of Macau in the Republic of China. Its counterpart body in Macau is the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau.

Macau Economic and Cultural Office
Delegação Económica e Cultural de Macau

Taipei 101 where the Macau Economic and Cultural Office is located
Agency overview
Formed19 December 2011 (start of operation)[1]
13 May 2012 (inauguration)
Dissolved19 June 2021 (suspended operation)
HeadquartersXinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
25°02′01″N 121°33′53″E / 25.03361°N 121.56472°E / 25.03361; 121.56472
Agency executive
WebsiteOfficial website (in Chinese)

The office is located at Taipei 101 in Xinyi District, Taipei.

Objectives edit

The purpose of the office is to provide services and assistance to Macau residents who work, study, travel, conduct business, live or may encounter emergencies in Taiwan. It also promotes exchanges and cooperation between Macau and Taiwan in trade, tourism, technology, environmental protection, education, health, cultural activities, academic publishing, technical specialty, social welfare and other areas.

History edit

On 13 May 2012, Lai celebrated the opening ceremony of Macau Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan. Lai was accompanied by Cheong U, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR. Lai added that the office establishment resulted from the principle of goodwill and reciprocity held by both sides and it was considered a milestone in the development for bilateral relation between Taiwan and Macau.[2][3] On 16 June 2021, the office announced it will suspend its operation indefinitely starting 19 June 2021.[4]

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Transportation edit

The office is accessible within walking distance South of Taipei City Hall Station of the Taipei Metro.

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References edit

  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ Kuo, Grace (14 May 2012). "Macau representative office opens in Taipei". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  3. ^ Staff writer with CNA (14 May 2014). "Macau opens economic office". Taipei Times. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  4. ^ Cheung, Stanley; Yeh, Joseph (16 June 2021). "Macao office in Taipei suspends operation following HK office closure". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Macau representative office in Taiwan opens". The Macao News. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2021.

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