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‘Face saving exercise’: Visit by top Chinese official prompts security lockdown, roadblocks across Macau

Macanese citizens have complained of inconvenience as authorities stepped up security measures to clear streets during a visit by Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang. Activists, meanwhile, has suggested the lockdown is intended to shield Zhang from encountering protesters. The third-ranking Chinese official visited the former Portuguese colony between Monday and Wednesday. Upon arrival, he said his purpose […]