Xiangshan County is established, which is where Macau is administered.
The Chinese agree to have the Portuguese establish a settlement in Macau, but merely as a trading post.
The Portuguese in Macau declare the region as independent.
The Protocol of Lisbon lets the Chinese government recognize Macau's independence, as long as Portugal promises not to surrender Macau to another country without the permission of China.
Chinese communists and Macau citizens clash over the legitimacy of the Protocol of Lisbon; it ends with Portugal keeping Macau.
China and Portugal recognize Macau as a Chinese region under temporary Portuguese control.
Portugal agrees to return Macau back to full Chinese control.