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Angola is a priority for China in Africa

26 May 2014

Angola is one of the priority countries for China in Africa, where it will continue to focus over the next few years, according to US research organisation Brookings. In its recent report “Africa in …

Privatisations in Portugal and partnerships in Africa and South America are focus of presidential visit to China

19 May 2014

The official visit by the Portuguese president to China, accompanied by over 100 businesspeople, put privatisations in Portugal and Luso-Chinese partnerships for Africa and Latin America at the top of…

Capital gains on mining resources provides 9 pct of Mozambique’s GDP

12 May 2014

Mozambique has so far netted the equivalent of 9 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) by charging capital gains tax on the sale of stakes in mining and oil and gas projects, according to the Ec…

The world’s longest high speed railway line connects Beijing and Guangzhou in just 8 hours

10 May 2014

The world’s longest high speed railway line connects Beijing and Guangzhou in just 8 hours The Beijing/Guangzhou line – the world’s longest high speed railway line − opened on 26 December 2012 afte…

CITIC and Sonae Sierra invest in shopping centres in China

5 May 2014

Portuguese group Sonae has set up a partnership with Chinese group CITIC for joint investments in shopping centres in China, said Fernando Guedes de Oliveira, the chairman of Sonae Sierra, the group’s…

Institute for Tourism Studies grooms talent to meet boom in Macao tourism

2 May 2014

When Fanny Vong joined the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) in 1999, it had 200 students and a dozen faculty. Now, as president, she runs an institution with 16,000 students on degree programmes, 1…

Portuguese-speaking countries increasingly important for China’s trade with Africa

28 April 2014

Portuguese-speaking countries account for over a fifth of all the trade China does with Africa, with an increasing weight in total trade and a trade surplus for Beijing, according to the latest statis…

Guangzhou has been China’s window to the world for two millennia

25 April 2014

Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, is one of the great metropolises of China, a centre of industry, trade and enterprise. It has held this title not only in the modern era but for more than two…

Economic relations between Portugal and China boosted in May

22 April 2014

A round of contacts in May of this year promises to drive economic relations between Portugal and China, whilst Chinese investment in Portugal is on the up. The high point of the initiatives will be …

Golden Strip – Cotai 2.0 to drive Macao’s next expansion phase

18 April 2014

Macao, which overtook the Las Vegas strip to become the world’s biggest gambling hub in 2006, is now looking forward to the next stage in its development. To date, growth in Macao’s $45.2 billi…

Equatorial Guinea and Galicia add 76 billion euros to the economic weight of the “Portuguese-speaking” nations

14 April 2014

Equatorial Guinea and Galicia are the two economies closest to joining the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and they may add almost 76 billion euros to the bloc’s economic weight. Equ…

Trailblazer – Young woman becomes first Chinese chief of Maritime Administration

8 April 2014

On 20 May 1999, Wong Soi Man became the first Chinese and the first woman to head the Maritime Administration, now the Marine and Water Bureau of Macao. She was also, at 32, the youngest person ever t…

China amongst main markets for Mozambique’s natural gas

8 April 2014

China is one of the main future markets for Mozambique’s natural gas and its state oil companies are taking stakes in the consortiums responsible for its export. After Sinopec took a 20 percent stake…

Angola’s debt issue of up to US$2.6 billion eagerly awaited

31 March 2014

Angola plans to take advantage of the interest it has attracted from international financial investors to net up to US$2.6 billion, which it plans to use to build infrastructure, according to the Econ…

Homecoming – Young Macao people return home after years abroad

28 March 2014

In 1988, Wendy Chan Weng In emigrated to Canada with her family. In 2010, she returned home with her husband and two children, going on to open a physiotherapy clinic in 2012. Working with her is Yon…

Luanda’s new international airport will be hub for new partnership between TAAG and Emirates Airlines

24 March 2014

The future Luanda International Airport, built by Angola-Chinese cooperation, beyond being a base for Angola’s flagship airline will be the hub of a partnership between TAAG and Emirates Airlines on a…

Brazilian group sets up consortium to produce electricity from coal in Mozambique

17 March 2014

The future ACWA Power Moatize Termoeléctrica (APMT) thermo-electric power station, in Mozambique’s Tete province, will be one of the biggest investments in Mozambique’s history, as well as being the f…

Portuguese shopping centres vie to attract Chinese tourists

10 March 2014

Chinese tourism in Portugal is increasing significantly, leading shopping centres in the country’s capital, Lisbon, to make moves to attract Chinese tourists, whose spending has almost tripled recentl…

Chinese investment in Africa increasingly carried out by private companies and focused on local production

3 March 2014

The new wave of Chinese investment in Africa is increasingly carried out by private companies rather than state companies as was the case initially and, as well as the mining and oil industries focuse…

Zhuhai becomes yachting centre in China

28 February 2014

In June 2013, one of the world’s most famous makers of luxury yachts signed an agreement to invest more than three billion yuan to build its Asia-Pacific headquarters on Hengqin Island. It will includ…

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