Macau and Hong Kong enjoy the best of both worlds [SCMP]

This September, thousands of University of Macau students will cross a border to attend class, though they may not realise it. There will be no immigration checks in the tunnel between the new campus on Zhuhai’s Hengqin island and Macau proper. Students will connect to an uncensored internet, pay for meals in patacas, and be accountable to Macau policemen.

It is hard to see this new campus as other than an extension of Macau’s jurisdiction. As the university’s Professor Jorge Godinho has explained, “this piece of land is not legally an enlargement of Macau, but in practice, it is”.

This is an excerpt from an opinion published in the South China Morning Post on August 1st, 2013. The full article can be accessed here