Tag: China

2 September 2019

China has been demonstrating “greater sensitivity” to the debt issues of the countries that benefit from its funding, particularly those under the Belt and Road initiative, according to researcher Johanna Malm.

26 August 2019

The modernisation of São Tomé airport will be “one of the major projects since independence” of São Tomé and Príncipe and will boost tourism, the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Wang Wei said in an interview due to be published in Macao Magazine in September.

23 August 2019

The biggest privatisation programme Angola has ever seen – and likely one of the largest in Africa – will begin this year, involving some of the country’s most important companies. Under the programme, which runs through 2022, the state will sell its stakes in dozens of companies in all sectors.

19 August 2019

Most African countries, including the Portuguese-speaking ones, have been facilitating the entry of Chinese citizens in their respective territories, the aim being to increase investment and tourism, indicates a study by the Migration Policy Institute

12 August 2019

China is a “very important partner” for São Tomé and Príncipe, particularly for “structural projects” such as the airport, new port and housing, São Tomé’s Prime Minister told Macauhub.

2 August 2019

Technical studies for the revamp of São Tomé International Airport, whose limitations make it one of the country’s bottlenecks, are almost complete. The most delicate part, financing, is still being worked out. Prospects are more complicated for another Chinese-built major infrastructure, the deepwater port.

29 July 2019

The São Tomé Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APCI) will follow up on potential deals that resulted from the meeting of entrepreneurs from China and Portuguese-speaking countries, said the director of the São Tomé and Príncipe agency.

22 July 2019

Mozambique is finalising a new strategy to attract investment from China, focused on agro-industry and light industry, at a time when the country is also being sought out by Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical equipment manufacturers.

15 July 2019

Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) is well prepared to participate in the Greater Bay Area project as a business partner of companies in Portuguese-speaking countries and China, said the chief executive director of the first bank ever established in Macau.

12 July 2019

Art has been around for at least 10,000 years. It has taken many forms, from paintings on cave walls to dead sheep suspended in formaldehyde. But, whatever the medium, age and location, one thing is for sure: you can tell a lot about a culture when you look at its art. As the late anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss said, objects matter.

8 July 2019

The diversification of Macau’s economy centred on relations with Portuguese-speaking countries is essential if the territory is to find its place in the Greater Bay Area, said the chief executive of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).

1 July 2019

Angola’s electricity production capacity, one of the critical factors for the country’s development, has been increasing thanks to support provided by China, according to the World Bank.

3 June 2019

Funding from China to African countries has provided mutual benefits, with Angola being an example of “transparency” in the granting of capital, said US researcher Deborah Bräutigam.

31 May 2019

Could Macao become a destination for religious tourism? The city’s hallowed past may prove an important cog in its future development.

20 May 2019

The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to strengthen and expand trade ties between Brazil and China, which is the message that Vice President Hamilton Mourão will give to Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting scheduled for Friday, 24 May, in Beijing.

14 May 2019

Relations between Macau and Portugal are excellent and our cooperation is also being strengthened in several areas, said the Chief Executive of Macau and the President of the Portuguese Republic at a meeting in Lisbon on Monday.

29 April 2019

Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea and Portugal were the most highlighted Portuguese-speaking countries most in the 2nd “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation, during which new partners signed up to the global Chinese initiative.

26 April 2019

Cheung Po Tsai – literally Cheung Po the Kid, like many an outlaw before and after him – packed a lot into his short life: 15 years as a commoner, 12 years as a pirate, and 12 years as a pirate catcher in the Qing navy. Traces of the 19th-century pirate can still be found today, in the landscape of Hong Kong and the stories told on screens big and small.

23 April 2019

Equatorial Guinea may soon apply to join Forum Macau, said President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in an interview with the Africa Monitor newsletter in Malabo.

5 April 2019

While new coal and LNG port terminals in the northern half of Mozambique attract most international attention, the port of Maputo continues to grow rapidly. The more northerly projects are designed to handle domestic exports but, in contrast, Maputo has managed to regain its historic role as an important entrepôt for South African trade.

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