The Peking University-trained economist was known for his pragmatic policies targeting income inequality and unaffordable housing.
Washington says it will impose sanctions on Macao from next year over the territory’s alleged failure to combat the scourge of trafficking.
The bill aims for more thorough vetting of chief executive candidates on national security grounds, and to criminalise the act of inciting election committee members not to vote.
Priorities are likely to include polishing Macao’s status as a non-gaming destination, furthering economic diversification, and greater integration with Hengqin.
While national identity education is already common in the SAR, a new framework is being developed to incorporate lessons on national security.
The government-sponsored bill has been designed to plug national security loopholes in the existing legislation.
The Macao public have just 30 days to submit feedback on the government’s freshly-proposed five-year economic diversification plan, centred around reducing dependency on casinos.
In spite of international criticism of Macao’s labour rights, a draft of the territory’s first trades union bill aims to keep worker organisations on a tight leash.