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WORLD TRADE CENTER MACAU BOARD MEMBERS JOIN PREPORATORY COMMITTEE OF FUTURE MACAU SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
 
     Nine Board members of the World Trade Center Macau have been appointed members of China's Preparatory Committee of the future Macau Special Administration Region. The Preparatory Committee has nine vice chairmen, among them five from Macau, all of who are WTC Macau Board members. 
 
Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress granted a certificate of appointment to Stanley Ho.

Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress granted a certificate of appointment to Ma Man Kei.

     The five Preparatory Committee vice-chairmen from the WTCM Board are: WTC Macau General Assembly Chairman Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Board Chairman Susana Chou, Board Vice-Chairman Edmund Ho Hau Wah, Supervisory Board President Ma Man Kei and Supervisory Board member Ng Fok. 

     Stanley Ho said he was "greatly honoured" to have been appointed one of the Preparatory Committee's nine Vice-Chairmen, adding he knew that the appointment amounted to a  "great responsibility". 

     Susana Chou described the setting-up of the Preparatory Committee as a "historic event". "I feel honoured that I have been appointed a Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee."

      Ms Chou also said "the Preparatory Committee should listen to the people of all sectors and handle well all the preparatory work, thereby laying a solid foundation for the future Macau Special Administrative Region." 
 
Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress granted a certificate of appointment to Susana Chou.

     Edmund Ho Hau Wahwho is a Preparatory Committee Vice-Chairman, said the Preparatory Committee constituted "broad representation" of Macau's society, adding most of its 100 members had already taken part in the drafting and consulting  work of the Macau Basic Law in the past. 

      Ma Man Kei said the fact that 60 per cent of the Preparatory Committee members were from Macau was proof of the Chinese government's commitment to ist policy of "Macau people ruling Macau". 

     Ng Fok who is a Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee, said the formation of the Preparatory Committee was a "big event" for Macau, adding the Preparatory Committee's membership structure "represents a broad section of Macau residents". He also stated that "Macau people should cherish this important moment and unite to make contributions to the realisation of the policy of One Country, Two Systems, under the principle of Macau people ruling Macau." 

     The other four Preparatory Committee members from the WTCM Board are: WTC Macau Board Vice-Chairman Vitor Ng, Executive Committee Director Tam Pak Yuen, General Assembly Vice-President Liu Chak Wan and General Assembly Secretary Leong Song

    One of the working-group conveners of the Preparatory Committee in Charge of Economic Affairs Vitor Ng said he thought "the most difficult job for the Preparatory Committee is to find the right way to help solve Macau's economic and security  
Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress granted a certificate of appointment to Edmund Ho Hau Wah

problems." "I hope the Preparatory Committee can stay in close contact with the local population, listen to their opinions in order to put forward a set of useful economic measure.   
 
Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress granted a certificate of appointment to Ng Fok.

     The Preparatory Committee will prepare the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region, namely its 
future government and the selection of Macau's first Chinese chief executive by a 200-member Selection Committee that will be formed in due course. 

     Macau will become a highly autonomous Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 20 December next year, after about 442 years of Portuguese administration. 

 
 
Vitor Ng
 
Tam Pak Yuen
Leong Song
 
 
Liu Chak Wan
 

     

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