Macau and Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities

Known as the "Las Vegas of the East," the former Portuguese colony has been praised by Chinese officials as the "successful implementation of the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework" - though the history and present day reality of these two Special Administrative Regions are quite different. While Hong Kong entered its sixth month of anti-government protests in December 2019, Macau celebrated its 20th anniversary of the handover back to China. In a surreal set of alternating images, the stark contrast of these two regions can be seen (first photos taken in Macau, second photos taken in Hong Kong).

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