Features

Red panda day out in Macao

26 May 2017

Most Macao visitors know that in the heart of Coloane live two giant pandas and their offspring. But many are not aware that two red pandas have recently taken up residence alongside the bigger animals at the Seac Pai Van Park.

Mozambique faces a delicate financial situation during a period of political stabilisation

22 May 2017

The political and security situation has stabilised in Mozambique in recent months, but the financial situation is still very delicate and leads investors to view the country with concern, according to the Africa Monitor.

To make a difference

19 May 2017

Susana Chou sits down with Macao Magazine to talk about the Macao Tong Chai Charity Association and her philanthropic endeavours.

China responsible for one-third of foreign investment and jobs created in Africa in 2016

15 May 2017

China's investments in Africa accounted for about a third of total foreign direct investment (FDI) and jobs created by these projects on the continent in 2016, according to a study by consultancy EY (Ernst & Young).

The show of a lifetime – Local artist prepares for the biggest debut of his career: the Venice Art Biennale

12 May 2017

Macao artist James Wong Cheng Pou is preparing for the greatest exhibition of his career: 57th La Biennale di Venezia, or the Venice Art Biennale, to be held from the 13th May to 26th November. Hundreds of thousands of contemporary art aficionados will view his work, which includes paintings as well as 3D pieces.

Natural gas exploration in Mozambique to have final investment decision

8 May 2017

The projects that could transform Mozambique into one of the world's largest producers of natural gas are about to begin, with some of the largest groups in the sector, such as the China National Petroleum Corporation, looking to Asia as the market for their products.

Macao to set sail on Belt and Road route

5 May 2017

The Belt and Road initiative is China´s state-level vision to promote common prosperity through regional co-operation and Macao, as an important member of this national effort, needs to participate and work hard to come up with its own regional vision based on the Belt and Road theme.

Angola receives US$6.9 billion from the Export-Import Bank of China in 2000-2015 period

2 May 2017

Between 2000 and 2015, Angola was the second African country to which the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim) granted the most loans, totalling US$6.9 billion, according to analysts from the China-Africa Research Initiative, of US Johns Hopkins University.

Angola and Mozambique among the top 10 tourist destinations in the next decade

24 April 2017

Angola and Mozambique are among the 10 tourist destinations that are expected to record greater growth in demand for leisure travel in the next decade, according to the latest report on the competitiveness from the World Economic Forum.

Angola’s new customs tariff system feeds expectations of growth

18 April 2017

The introduction in the coming months of a new customs tariff in Angola is feeding expectations among economic agents that replacing the current regime will be a stimulus to the country's growth.

Economic growth in São Tomé and Príncipe boosted by Chinese investment

10 April 2017

A cooperation agreement between China and São Tomé and Príncipe will soon be signed, launching a wave of Chinese investment in infrastructures in the African country.

Madeira archipelago positions itself to be part of New Silk Road

3 April 2017

The autonomous region of Madeira, Portugal, is positioning itself to take advantage of the New Silk Road, an opportunity to capture Chinese investment and boost exports, taking advantage of factors such as its geographical location and duty free zone.

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China and São Tomé and Príncipe join hands for a brighter future

30 March 2017

Patrice Emery Trovoada is already well-known beyond the borders of São Tomé and Príncipe, well into the region of Central Africa. In just a few weeks, his notoriety will significantly increase the world over as he arrives in Beijing to sign a historical co-operation agreement.

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Cabo Verde reinforces openness to foreign investment

27 March 2017

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the Portuguese-speaking African country with the highest level of development and greatest political and economic stability, is preparing a set of measures to further open up the archipelago to foreign investment, according to a recent publication.

The evolution of literary ties between Portugal and China

24 March 2017

Yao Jingming’s latest book, History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal, chronicles six-‑centuries-‑worth of Portuguese perspectives on China ranging from viewing it as one of the world’s most advanced countries to a backwards nation riddled with corruption.

Chinese cooperation is already working in Sao Tome and Principe

20 March 2017

Four technical teams of Chinese aid workers are already active in Sao Tome and Principe, taking advantage of the experience of some team members in other Portuguese-speaking African countries and Macau to meet the many needs of the archipelago.

Evolving palate in Macau

17 March 2017

Macaense cuisine is closely related to the cooking in Portugal and the Portuguese countryside. The influence on Portuguese cuisine evolved from centuries of Roman and Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Jewish influences should not be discounted either.

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Macau is a “bridge” for environmental business opportunities between China and Portuguese-speaking countries

13 March 2017

Strengthening cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries for environmental protection will provide business opportunities and Macau is particularly well positioned to become a “bridge” between the companies, according to sector officials.

Vhils, the aesthetic vandal

10 March 2017

Hammer in hand, street artist Vhils emblazoned the portrait of Camilo Pessanha onto the streets of Macao, melding history, culture and art in pursuit of aesthetically beautiful vandalism.

China puts industrialisation of African economies on the international agenda

6 March 2017

Continued low commodity prices have led countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique to place greater urgency on economic diversification, at a time when the industrialisation of Africa has the support of major international partners, especially China.

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