The 7th International Conference on Macaology was held on May 20, 2023 at the Macao Science Center. The theme was “One Country, Two Systems” and “Macaology”. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Macau Foundation, Chinese Social Sciences Press, University of Macau, Macau Polytechnic University, Macau University of Science and Technology, and Jinan University.

Professor Richard Weixing Wu, Dean of FSS and Dr. Yuzhou Duan published a paper at the seminar on the theory of “meta-governance” and the formation of political consensus in Macao. They believe that Macao’s prosperity and stability after its return to the motherland benefited from the high degree of social consensus on politics and high support for the administration of the Macao SAR Government. The formation of this political consensus reflects the governance model with Macao characteristics. Macao governance is a model that combines “meta-governance” and “asymmetric network governance”. This model helps Macao society reach political consensus and also has It is conducive to establishing healthy central-local relations, grassroots democracy and ensuring social stability.
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