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International Commercial Activities


During the 1550’s, Portuguese merchants expanded trade to the Chinese Mainland via Macao, transforming the city into the epicentre of Sino-Portuguese trade. Various new international markets - from China to Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Europe, and even South America and Africa - were exploited, making Macao the most important trading port in the Far East.

The 1580’s witnessed the prosperity of commercial activities in Macao. European commodities such as clocks and wool fabrics were novelties in the Chinese market. On the other hand, silks, tea and porcelain were shipped and exported far away from Macao to Southeast Asia and European countries.

Between the 1620’s and the 1640’s, Portuguese merchants gradually lost their trade privileges in China and Japan. Eventually, its trading relationship with Malaysia was also deprived by the Netherlands, and trade between Macao and Manila also terminated. Following the Opium Wars, Macao no longer served as an important foreign trading centre in China due to the rise of the five treaty ports and Hong Kong.

 

“Reminiscences of the Silk Road - Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Western Xia Dynasty” inaugurated at the Macao Museum

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China, the Macao Museum ......

“Reminiscences of the Silk Road - Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Western Xia Dynasty” opens on Friday at the Macao Museum

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China, the Macao Museum ......

Exhibition “Assemblage of Treasures – Exhibition of the Macao Museum Collection in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary” opens on Friday

In order to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Macao Museum, under the auspices ......

Activity Award Scheme

In celebrating the 20th Anniversary of establishment, Macao Museum launches an a ......

Macao Museum inaugurates “Treasure from the Deep Sea - Exhibition of Underwater Archaeological Relics of the Nanhai No. 1”

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cult ......