Just now, the results of the election of the fifth Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region were released, and He Yicheng, former President of the Legislative Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region, was elected.
It is reported that the election of the fifth Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region was held at 10 a.m. today at the Stadium of the Macao East Asian Games. After about an hour of voting and singing, all the election committees cast 400 votes. In the end, He Yicheng was elected the fifth Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region by 392 votes.
Since its return, the Macao SAR has produced four Chiefs of Administration. Among them, from 1999 to 2004, Ho Ho-bak was the first Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region. From 2004 to 2009, Ho Ho-bak was re-elected as the second Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Cui Shian, the third Chief Executive of Macao SAR, served from 2009 to 2014. In 2014, Cui Shian was re-elected as the fourth Chief Executive of Macao SAR for a term of office until December 19, 2019.
The fifth election year of the Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region is also the 20th anniversary of Macaos return. Macao stands at a new starting point of development. Where will this new steering officer lead Macao?
Who is He Yicheng?
Compared with the former two Chief Executive Officers, He Yicheng may not be well-known.
As we all know, what are the three big families of Cui, Ma in Macao? Former Macau Chief Executive He Houhao and Cui Shian came from two of them. The three great families are deeply rooted in Macao. It can be said that the development of Macao can not be separated from these three big families.
Although not after the big family, but he Yichengs parents and grandparents are not idle people. He Yichengs father, He Tian, was once known as the first man of modern industry in Macao. He graduated from the Automation Department of Nanjing Mechanical Engineering College in 1936 and moved to Macao in the late 1940s.
In 1956, Hetian Industries Co., Ltd. was established. Since then, Hetian Industries has become one of the largest manufacturers of plastics, electronics and electronic information products in Macau. After the reform and opening-up in 1978, Hetian actively responded to the call of the state and invested in the construction of factories in Zhuhai, Foshan, Hangzhou and Ningbo.
He Yicheng was born one year after the establishment of Hetian Industry. Following the footsteps of He Shi, he traveled all over the big cities of the motherland. He also went to Zhejiang University to study mechanical and electrical engineering and economics.
Before Macau returned to the motherland, He Yicheng served as the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Political Consultative Conference for four consecutive sessions. Therefore, in the past interviews, you can often hear him answering reportersquestions in a plain dialect with a slightly Zhejiang accent.
After his return, He Yicheng returned to the Macau SAR Government to serve. In October 2013, he was elected President of the Legislative Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region and was re-elected in October 2017. He Yicheng is also a representative of the Ninth to Thirteenth National Peoples Congress and a member of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress. During his tenure, He Yicheng maintained a record of zero leave.
He Yicheng is 62 years old. Previously, Ho Ho-bak, the first Chief Executive of Macao in 1999, was 44 years old, and Cui Shi-an was 52 years old when he took over in 2009. In other words, He Yicheng is the oldest chief executive in Macao.
In fact, because of his rich experience in business and politics, when the first Chief Executive Ho Ho Ho-baks term of office expires, there has been a voice in Macao that He Yicheng will be a strong candidate for the next Chief Executive.
But at that time, he Yicheng said that he had a lot of experience in law. What he wanted to do was to give full play to his expertise and do something for Macau society without considering the issue of being chief executive. Even in an interview in 2011, he believed that members of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress should take the last job until retirement.
But it seems to the outside world that it is only a matter of time before He Yicheng, who has been deeply engaged in politics and business for many years, will stand for election. In February this year, when asked whether he would run for Chief Executive, He Yicheng expressed positive and prudent consideration and said that, based on his experience as President of the Legislative Council, he was not afraid to enter the hot kitchen and that he would undertake it when the society deemed it necessary.
Two months later, He Yicheng announced his preliminary decision to participate in the election of the Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region and proposed to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress to resign as a deputy to the National Peoples Congress.
He said that the decision to participate in the election stems from love for the motherland and deep feelings for Macao, and from the strong desire and sense of mission to serve Macao residents.
The only candidate?
Unlike Hong Kong, where there are two candidates in the first election, Macau has only one candidate in the last 15 years.
This time is no exception. Song Minli, Chairman of the Election Management Committee of the Chief Executive of Macao SAR, said earlier that He Yicheng was the only person who handed in the nomination form and finally confirmed that He Yicheng was nominated by 379 members of the Election Committee. After examination by the Electoral Commission, He Yicheng was confirmed as the nominee accepted in the election of the fifth Chief Executive.
Since a minimum of 66 members are required to nominate candidates, and the Electoral Commission has only 400 members, this means that other candidates who wish to participate have no chance of obtaining candidacy. He Yicheng became the only qualified candidate.
It is worth mentioning that, after announcing his candidacy for the Chief Executive of Macao on June 18, He Yicheng said that he would start the relevant procedures for resigning the President and members of the Legislative Council. He said that his style of work was not like mud and water, and that he would not retain his senatorial title to run for office.
In fact, as early as 2009, when He Yicheng participated in the contest for the Legislative Council members and was successfully elected Vice-President of the Legislative Council of Macao, he also resigned as a member of the Executive Council of the SAR Government. According to the regulations, these two positions could have been held concurrently.
If I were an ordinary legislator, there would be no problem at all, he said. But in the leadership of the Legislative Council, the relationship between supervision and supervision is the identity of the Executive Committee of the government. The administration is you and the referee is you. I dont think this is an ideal arrangement. On the other hand, if I quit the Executive Council, more people can participate. One person should not occupy too many places.
Seeking truth from facts, not empty talk is his evaluation of himself. During last years two sessions, when talking about familiar manufacturing industry, He Yicheng once bluntly said, I visited many vocational schools in the Mainland, and I was disappointed, because what? It does not have very good equipment, how to cultivate good people? Many vocational schools in foreign countries use advanced machinery and machines. This is a long-term strategy, but we lack it. The school does not have enough money to buy a good CNC lathe, no good equipment, you can not cultivate good talent...
Recently, as a candidate for Chief Executive, He Yicheng has visited residents frequently. According to the Haojiang Daily, he went to Xiahuan Street to communicate with vendors and citizens on the 16th. He said that the future government should discuss with the Zhuhai government and study how to raise the embankment to solve the problem of flooding. According to Macao Daily, He Yicheng visited Gangding Caritas Center for the Elderly on 17 th this month to learn about the operation of social institutions.
Seize these five years?
Talking about the reasons for this election, He Yicheng said that he wanted to do more for Macao. In public, he said that the final decision to run was also related to the Dawan District of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. In his view, Macao must integrate into the development of the Great Bay Area. If we miss these five years, Macao will lose valuable development opportunities and become marginalized.
In the Outline of the Development Planning for the Great Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao published earlier this year, Macao has been repeatedly named, up to 90 times. Among them, the orientation of Macao is to build a world tourism and leisure center, a platform for business and trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, to promote moderate diversified economic development, and to build a base of exchange and cooperation with Chinese culture as the mainstream and coexistence of multi-cultures.
How to seize the opportunity of Dawan District? At the announcement and question-and-answer meeting on the political platform of the candidates for the election of Chief Executive of Macao SAR held on 10 August, He Yicheng said that Macao should accelerate the interconnection of infrastructure, accelerate the convenient and efficient flow of resources, actively participate in the development of Hengqin and the construction of international leisure tourism island, and actively participate in the construction of Guangdong and Hong Kong. Australian Quality Life Circle.
Previously, Xu Qiyuan, a researcher at the Institute of World Economy and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, wrote, Macaos administrative procedures are constrained by the legislative system, and the efficiency of the legislative system still needs to be improved, which not only hinders Macaos integration into the Bay Area, but also restricts its own development.
He Yicheng, as a representative of the business sector, has been in the Legislative Council of the Special Administrative Region since 2009. He has served as Vice-President and Chairman of the Legislative Council for 10 years and is familiar with the situation of Macao and the Mainland. In the view of local media, the successful election of He Yicheng as Chief Executive will help promote the legal reform and innovation of Macao and promote the convergence of laws and regulations between Macao and the Great Bay Region.
According to the Statistics and Census Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, Macaos per capita GDP rose from $15,000 in 1999 to $83,000 in 2018, ranking second in the world, after Luxembourg. However, it should be pointed out that although Macaos economy is highly developed, its total economic output is not prominent due to its small size. Moreover, the economic structure is relatively single and over-reliant on tourism and gambling. Taking the data of 2017 as an example, Macaus GDP is 310.2 billion yuan, of which the gambling industry accounts for half of the total, reaching 49.1%. Therefore, he Yicheng also proposed to give full play to the institutional advantages and unique roles of Macaos free port, and to promote the appropriate diversification and rational layout of industrial structure on the basis of the construction of World Tourism and Leisure Center and China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Business and Trade Cooperation Service Platform. To enhance the momentum of economic development and the ability to resist risks so as to realize the sustainable and long-term development of Macaos economy. Source: Daily Economic News Responsible Editor: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675
According to the Statistics and Census Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, Macaos per capita GDP rose from $15,000 in 1999 to $83,000 in 2018, ranking second in the world, after Luxembourg.
However, it should be pointed out that although Macaos economy is highly developed, its total economic output is not prominent due to its small size. Moreover, the economic structure is relatively single and over-reliant on tourism and gambling. Taking the data of 2017 as an example, Macaus GDP is 310.2 billion yuan, of which the gambling industry accounts for half of the total, reaching 49.1%.