China plans to boost training of staff from Portuguese-speaking countries

18 August 2011

Macau, China, 18 Aug – China plans to expand its cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries paying special attention to staff training, the vice president of the International Training Academy for the Trade Authorities of the Chinese Trade Ministry.

Zhu Liugui said that in two-way cooperation China always gave great importance to developing human resources and that the country had trained over 130,000 staff from developing countries, 7,500 of which were from Portuguese-speaking countries.

Rita Santos, the assistant general secretary of the permanent secretariat of Forum Macau, said that the training activities covered a variety of areas, according to the needs and requests of each country, and added that before November four training courses were scheduled for Portuguese-speaking businesspeople, two of which would be held in September, on health and management modernisation.

The sources were speaking at the closing ceremony of the colloquium on making trade easier for Portuguese-speaking countries, which was attended by 22 representatives from five Portuguese-speaking countries who, for 21 days, visited a variety of institutions and companies in Beijing, Shenzhen and Macau.

Macau opened the doors of several public services and industries and provided information about its strategies for exchange between the Chinese and Portuguese-speaking markets.

The colloquium was organised by the Chinese Trade Ministry, with the support of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries. (macauhub)