Chinese official notes Macau’s role in bringing China closer to the Portuguese-speaking countries

12 June 2014

The vice president of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Ma Peihua, praised Macau’s role as a bridge between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries with a focus on culture.

On his first visit to Macau, Ma Peihua met with the Chief executive to discuss “promotion of Chinese culture in the world by making use of Macau’s own characteristics,” according to a statement from the office of Chief executive Chui Sai On.

Recognising that Macau, “brings together specific aspects resulting from the fusion of western and Chinese cultures,” Ma Peihua noted the fact that China was developing its relationships with Portuguese-speaking countries and “the territory can make use of its uniqueness and potential to be a bridge to link them.”

According to the statement, Ma Peihua also said that through cultural and artistic exchange Macau could “encourage two-way relations and, at the same time, be a gateway to promoting Chinese culture abroad.”

The Macau Chief executive said he agreed that boosting relations through cultural exchange had contributed to creating the services platform for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries and also said he welcomed “an increase in promotion of Chinese culture and development focused on cultural diversification.” (macauhub/MO)