Features

Leading the charge – Teacher devotes life to improving education in Macao

24 November 2017

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.

New Silk Road projects Macau as “information and knowledge platform”

21 November 2017

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.

Tea or cha?

17 November 2017

It is little known that the rise of tea in Europe began with Macao with the 16th century Portuguese priests

International aid supports recovery of the Angolan economy

13 November 2017

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.

Passion for cinema – Macao’s first art house offers alternative cinema

10 November 2017

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.

Transport and Energy at the centre of expansion of Luso-China relations

6 November 2017

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.

Denis Murrell: 28 years of art adventures in Macao

3 November 2017

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 investment creates expectations in Cabo Verde

31 October 2017

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.

Weakening the dominance of king coal

27 October 2017

Local authorities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are seeking to rebalance the region’s environmental and energy policies.

Mozambique discusses priority projects for financing with China

23 October 2017

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.

The future of Portugal-China links

20 October 2017

China has become one of Portugal’s key partners and the main source of foreign direct investment

CEFC China Energy Company establishes partnership with Portuguese mutual association

16 October 2017

CEFC China Energy Company Limited has established a partnership with Portugal's Associação Mutualista Montepio, owner of the Caixa Económica Montepio Geral group, for the insurance sector, Portuguese weekly Expresso reported.

Portuguese Business Confederation creates structure to deal with Portuguese-speaking world

9 October 2017

The CIP - Portuguese Business Confederation, which brings together the main Portuguese companies, has recently created a new structure to increase the country's competitiveness in the emerging economies, particularly the Portuguese-speaking countries.

From scientist in Macao to founder of Singapore

6 October 2017

The story of Macao’s José d’Almeida Carvalho e Silva: Doctor, Scientist, Revolutionary

Economies of Portuguese-speaking countries make slight gains in competitiveness in 2017

4 October 2017

The economies of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with the exception of Mozambique, recorded slight gains in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, released last week.

The China of wonder and marvels of Fernão Mendes Pinto

29 September 2017

Portuguese traveller writes his memoirs on China in his literary sensation Peregrinação published in 1614.

Review of economic policies in Angola expected as new President takes office

25 September 2017

The new President of Angola, João Lourenço, takes office this week in a difficult economic and financial context for the country, which is expected to force major changes in the country's economic policy.

Old Protestant Cemetery: treasure house of Macao history

22 September 2017

On a hillside in the centre of Macao lies a plot of ground that is an important piece of the city’s history – the Old Protestant Cemetery in which 162 people of different nationalities are buried, including some of the most famous foreigners who ever lived here.

Tourism growth in Africa opens up opportunities for Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking countries

18 September 2017

Tourism is growing significantly in Africa and Mozambique is one of the destinations that has benefited from the increase in the number of foreign tourists, according to figures released by the Euromonitor International consultancy.

Creative and cultural industries key to Macao’s economic diversification

15 September 2017

The creative and cultural industries have become a significant economic force in Macao in recent years. A report released by the Statistics and Census Service recorded more than 1,700 organisations operating in the sector in 2015, generating total service receipts of MOP6.24 billion.

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