Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau
臺北經濟文化辦事處
Macau Dynasty Plaza.jpg
Dynasty Plaza which houses the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau
Address, Macau, China
Coordinates22°11′24″N 113°32′56″E / 22.19000°N 113.54889°E / 22.19000; 113.54889Coordinates: 22°11′24″N 113°32′56″E / 22.19000°N 113.54889°E / 22.19000; 113.54889
Opening1989 (as Taipei Trade and Tourism Office in Macau)
19 July 2011 (as TECO)
JurisdictionMacau
WebsiteOfficial website (in Chinese)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau
Traditional Chinese臺北經濟文化辦事處
Simplified Chinese台北经济文化办事处

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau (TECO; Chinese: 臺北經濟文化辦事處; pinyin: Táiběi Jīngjì Wénhuà Bànshìchù) is the representative office of the Republic of China in Macau. Its counterpart body in Taiwan is the Macau Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan.

The office is located at Dynasty Plaza building in .[1]

History

Until 1967, the Republic of China was represented in Portuguese Macau by the Special Commissariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.[2] However, following the 12-3 incident in 1966, the Portuguese government agreed to close it down, as well as ban all pro-Kuomintang activities.[3] As a result, the opening of the then Taipei Trade and Tourism Office prompted concerns from the local branch of the Xinhua News Agency, the People's Republic of China's de facto mission in Macau, which threatened to protest to the Macau authorities "if anything went wrong".[4]

In 1989, the Taipei Trade and Tourism Office was opened. In 1999, it was renamed to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Macau (Chinese: 臺北經濟文化中心; pinyin: Táiběi Jīngjì Wénhuà Zhōngxīn). In 2011, it was then renamed to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau.[5]

Opening

The official opening of the office under its new current name was unveiled on 19 July 2011 by the Minister of Mainland Affairs Council of the Republic of China Lai Shin-yuan. The renaming however was done prior to the official office launch under the new name on 4 July 2011.[6]

Transportation

In the future, the office will be served from Jardim das Artes Station of the Macau LRT.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Macao". Boca.gov.tw. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  2. ^ Macao in Sino-Portuguese Relations, Moisés Silva Fernandes, in Portuguese Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2009, page 155
  3. ^ Macao Locals Favor Portuguese Rule, Sam Cohen, The Observer in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 2, 1974, page 4H
  4. ^ Daily Report: People's Republic of China, Issues 22-28, National Technical Information Service, 1990, page 58
  5. ^ "MAC minister launches renamed Taiwan office in Macau". Taiwan Today. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  6. ^ Internet Team. "MAC minister launches renamed Taiwan office in Macau - Press Releases - Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles 駐洛杉磯台北經濟文化辦事處". taiwanembassy.org. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.