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The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 中華人民共和國澳門特別行政區政府; conventional short name Macau Government, 澳門政府), are headed by secretariats or commissioners and report directly to the Chief Executive of Macau. The affairs of the Government are decided by secretaries, who are appointed by the Chief Executive and endorsed by the Central People's Government (CPG) in Beijing. As a special administrative region of the PRC, Macau has a high degree of autonomy, in light of the "One Country, Two Systems" policy. The Macau Government, financially independent from the CPG, oversees the affairs of Macau.
Head of Government
The Chief Executive (CE) is responsible for the administration of Macau. The affairs of the Government are decided by secretariats, who are appointed by the Chief Executive and endorsed by the Central People's Government in Beijing. The Chief Executive of Macau replaced the Governor of Macau after 1999 as head of the government in Macau. The CE reports to the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China.
The current Chief Executive is Fernando Chui Sai On and Alexis Tam Chon Weng is the Chief of the Cabinet Office (spokesperson).
Organisation of Government
Government offices and policy bureaux
The policy bureaux are similar to Hong Kong, but there are fewer heads of departments in Macau.
A list of government departments are:
The structure of the Portuguese administration in Macau was slightly different from the current:
Localization of key positions was non-existent prior to the handover, all department heads were Portuguese. Chinese civil service heads did not appear until after the establishment of the MSAR.