Macao played a major role in the transformation of the sauce producer into a global business empire.
São Tomé and Príncipe and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) are expected to lead economic growth in Portuguese-speaking Africa in 2018, followed closely by Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, with Angola seeing the most modest forecasts for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.
This year was marked by a recovery in trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, new business projects and a strengthening of Macau's role through new instruments in Sino-Portuguese cooperation.
Over the years, cricket has had its ups and downs developing in Macao. The Macau Cricket Association, formed nearly a decade ago, is back with activities and has a new plan to put cricket back on the city’s sport map.
The business environment improved from 2016 to 2017 in all Portuguese-speaking countries, among which Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) was the best positioned and Angola the one that rose the most, according to the classification in the World Bank "Doing Business" report for 2018.
The first tourism industry master plan was published by theMacao Government Tourism Office in 2017, the first of its kind since 1999
The economic openness promoted by the new government of Angola, instated following elections in August 2017, particularly in the areas of telecommunications and oil, is improving the country's prospects in the medium term and leading some analysts to forecast faster growth.
Enhanced connectivity between the three cities is an important step in developing the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong
Brazil's trade with African countries, which worsened in recent years after reaching a record high in 2008, is recovering, in a new diplomatic context, according to figures from the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Services.
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), held in October, outlined a framework for continuation of the China-Africa partnership, which had already been considered strategic by Beijing, according to analyst Richard Li.
When Lei Pui Lam went to school, his parents had to scrimp and save to pay fees for him and his three brothers and sisters. When he graduated from secondary school, Macao had no universities, and with the Cultural Revolution shuttering schools in the mainland and no money to go overseas, Lei went straight into teaching.
The Chinese strategy of the New Silk Road projects Macau as an "information and knowledge platform" for Portuguese-speaking countries, said Portuguese researcher Fernanda Ilhéu.
It is little known that the rise of tea in Europe began with Macao with the 16th century Portuguese priests
Angola is receiving support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to normalise access by its banks to international money markets, a first step, according to analysts, towards a more comprehensive assistance agreement.
Near the Ruins of St. Paul, an elegant, colonial-era house has been transformed to offer Macao a new experience at the cinema – a wealth of local and foreign films not available in traditional commercial venues.
The political and economic relations between Portugal and China are at the highest level ever and can expand further with Portuguese companies taking an active role in the new maritime silk road, as intended by the Portuguese authorities.
Famous for his technique of combining acrylic paints with ink and tissue paper, abstract artist Denis Murrell has created hundreds of paintings over nearly 30 years in Macao
Macau businessman David Chow plans to expand his interests in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), building up the expectations of the government and the local business community that these investments will have positive repercussions on the Cape Verdean economy.
Local authorities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are seeking to rebalance the region’s environmental and energy policies.
Mozambique, in coordination with the National Development and Reform Commission of China, is in an advanced process of evaluating priority projects already selected for further financing in the areas of infrastructure, energy, transport, agriculture and industrial parks, among others, the Mozambican ambassador to China has said.