Zhongshan sees future as world-class manufacturing base, transport hub

29 June 2018

For more than 30 years, Zhongshan has been one of the ‘four little tigers’ of Guangdong, an industrial powerhouse closely linked to the economies of Macao and Hong Kong. With the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020), the central government gave the city four new priorities for its future development.

China’s trade with Portuguese-speaking countries rises 11-fold since the creation of Forum Macau

25 June 2018

Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries has increased 11-fold since Forum Macau was set up in 2003, and the Forum has played a "very important role" in Chinese globalisation, said China's Deputy Minister of Commerce.

Contributions to the Asian Infrastructure Bank boost China’s foreign aid

19 June 2018

China's foreign aid has tripled in the past decade and has been boosted in recent years by contributions to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), according to a new study recently conducted by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Companies and directors have new rules in Mozambique

11 June 2018

In the last month, the Commercial Code for Companies in Mozambique has undergone changes that are considered "important" by the Legis-PALOP legal database, specifically in terms of founding companies and the duties of their directors.

Adoption of China’s currency gains popularity in southern Africa

4 June 2018

The growing adoption of China's currency by central banks was advocated at a forum on foreign reserve management in Southern Africa held in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the participation of 14 countries in the region, including Angola and Mozambique.

China’s investment in Portuguese-speaking countries reaches US$50 billion

28 May 2018

China's direct investment in Portuguese-speaking countries has reached US$$50 billion, Macau Forum Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen said in an interview with local Portuguese-language newspaper Tribuna de Macau.

China Development Bank and China EximBank should consider the sustainability of New Silk Road projects

21 May 2018

The China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export Import Bank of China (EximBank), the central financial vehicles for the "Belt and Road" strategy, are increasingly working with multilateral financial institutions and should strengthen sustainability in the new projects, according to three researchers from non-governmental organisation Chatham House.

Exploring Macao’s history from the garden path

18 May 2018

For such a compact city, Macao is home to an impressive collection of 44 parks and gardens, covering almost ten percent of the land area. These lush, green outdoor spaces humanise the hard-edge result of urbanisation and provide a near-natural environment for people of all ages to enjoy a moment of tranquillity. But to landscape architect António Saraiva, the parks and gardens in Macao are more than just an escape from the bustle of city life.

Angola and Mozambique, two African economies with many short-term challenges

14 May 2018

Angola and Mozambique, the two largest Portuguese-speaking African economies, are facing high short-term economic and political challenges, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation Transformation Index (BTI 2018).

Chance and challenge: chronicling the histories of Macanese families

11 May 2018

The second edition of Famílias Macaenses (Macanese Families) by the historian and genealogist Jorge Forjaz consists of six volumes with thousands of pages, encompassing nearly 500 families, with more than 70,000 cited names and over 3,000 photos.

Mozambique has available funds to diversify the economy

7 May 2018

Mozambique is facing a difficult economic and financial situation, but in the next few years, companies will have funds from international institutions for economic diversification projects, according to the latest Africa Report on the country.

China´s Premier promises Greater Bay Area plan in 2018

4 May 2018

The Chinese government will unveil and implement a development plan for the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) later this year and promote in all areas mutually beneficial cooperation between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, Premier Li Keqiang said in his government work report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) in March.

China is Mozambique’s largest financier and builder of infrastructure

30 April 2018

China is now the largest financier and builder of infrastructure in Mozambique, and built the Maputo-Catembe bridge, the Maputo circular road, National Road 6 and the fishing port of Beira city, said the ambassador of China to the country, in statements made in Maputo to Macao magazine.

Smaller economies among Portuguese-speaking African countries grow above the regional average in 2018

23 April 2018

São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea Bissau and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the three smallest Portuguese-speaking African economies, are expected to see economic growth in 2018 well above the average for the sub-Saharan Africa region, according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund.

Innovation push elevates Guangzhou’s role in Greater Bay Area project

20 April 2018

As Guangzhou intensifies its coordinated efforts to establish itself as the centre for technology innovation in China, it also moves into a leadership position in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area project, a major national initiative taking shape in the coming decades.

International environmental cooperation forum in Macau ends with 35 agreements signed

16 April 2018

Thirty-five signed agreements were the most visible result of this year's edition of the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum (MIECF), which ran from 12 to 14 April organised by the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR).

Traditional Chinese settlements pátios serve as valuable heritage enriching Macao’s cultural identity

13 April 2018

Architect Jimmy Wardhana was wandering around the old district near the Ruins of St. Paul’s, when he discovered an inconspicuous Chinese doorway that led into a quiet alleyway no more than three metres wide.

Financial innovation needed to support Sino-Portuguese business projects in the New Silk Road

9 April 2018

Business projects involving China and Portuguese-speaking countries have been receiving official Chinese funding, but the deepening of this cooperation in the "era" of the New Silk Road requires innovative financial mechanisms, the president of the Fund for Cooperation and Development between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries said in Lisbon.

Macao’s mangroves: A hidden coastal nature

6 April 2018

Mangroves serve as roots of the sea, they protect our shorelines and are a nursery ground for our biodiversity.

Business tourism benefits from new measures in Angola

3 April 2018

A set of measures to promote business tourism in Angola is being introduced, facilitating access to the country and domestic transport, as part of government efforts to stimulate the economy, according to the latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit.