Features

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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Capturing the many faces of a city

3 March 2017

Behind a row of trees, junks float in Macao’s western harbour as the sun rises in a moment captured by veteran photographer Ou Ping in the 1960s.

Macau, focus of opportunities between China, Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking Countries

23 February 2017

Macau is fit to become a focal point for triangular cooperation between China and Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries, on which the Portuguese and Chinese authorities have said they are focused.

Increased opportunities available in Portugal-Macau-Portuguese Countries cooperation

20 February 2017

The two- or three-way relationship between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be in focus on 21 February, at an international conference due to be held in Lisbon where Macau's role as a contact platform will be a central theme.

The Pearl River Delta enters a new era

17 February 2017

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in southern Guangdong province has proven to be remarkably resilient in its economic development in the last few decades. In the early reform years of 1980s, the region transformed itself from a largely rural and sparsely populated area into a global production base of labour intensive products.  In the 2000s, it moved to producing higher-‑valued items but faced problems such as rising labour costs and industry‑related environmental degradation. During the global financial crisis of 2008-‑2009, the region was hit even harder, with shrinking external demand for its exports.

Chinese cooperation starts arriving in Sao Tome and Principe

13 February 2017

Just over a month after the restoration of diplomatic relations between Sao Tome and Principe and the People's Republic of China, Chinese cooperation is beginning to reach the archipelago in a process seen as strategically important by analysts of the Sino-African relationship.

Lai See: a millennial tradition

10 February 2017

With the arrival of the Lunar New Year comes one of China’s oldest customs: the giving of red envelopes to relatives, friends and employees. Known in Mandarin as ‘hong bao’ (red envelopes) and in Cantonese as ‘lai see’ (being useful), the little red packets represent a gesture of thanks, friendship and recognition – a momentary expression of gratitude and connection in the midst of our busy lives.

“One Belt, One Road” strategy drives Africa towards China

6 February 2017

The isolationist trend in the foreign policy of the new US administration, particularly towards Africa, has led some analysts to predict that the Chinese "One Belt, One Road" strategy will take on an …

IMF accepts restructuring of Mozambique’s debt

2 February 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the Mozambique government's policy to pay bilateral and multilateral loans and to fail to pay commercial debt related to US$2 billion in previously "hidden debt," the Africa Monitor newsletter reported.

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