Tag: China

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.

1 April 2019

The ports of Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Principe will be linked to the Chinese “´Belt and Road” initiative, which will have a “central hub” in East Africa, wrote researcher Paul Nantulya.

22 March 2019

Angola’s President João Lourenço has put reinvigorating the agriculture sector at the heart of his economic strategy. Greater production of a wider range of crops would both reduce the US$3 billion a year that the country spends on food imports and also improve living standards in the rural areas that have missed out on more rapid economic development at the coast.

11 March 2019

The 2019 edition of the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum (MIECF) will benefit from Portuguese experience in environmental and green taxation, gathered during an exchange visit from the Pan Pearl River Delta region to Portugal.

4 March 2019

Angola, under the leadership of President João Lourenço, has been forging “new alliances,” notably with Japan, but continues to prioritise ties with China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said.

1 March 2019

The Portuguese-speaking countries (PSCs) will play a key role in the future of Macau outlined in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Plan of the Central Government of China.

25 February 2019

The European Commission and China are cooperating in the creation of transport platforms and corridors, within the scope of the Belt and Road initiative, in which Portugal intends to participate, and of European relationship projects.

22 February 2019

For the city of Zhaoqing, inclusion in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Initiative promises the opportunity to catch up with other cities in Guangdong that developed faster during the reform area.

18 February 2019

Mozambique has exceeded expectations in terms of global connectivity, according to the latest ranking by multinational DHL, in which Timor-Leste was the only Portuguese-speaking country included to increase competitiveness compared with the previous year.

15 February 2019

The government of Portugal has announced that it will proceed with plans for a space port on the island of Santa Maria in the Azores. Named the Atlantic International Satellite Launch Programme (AISLP), it will be used to launch small satellites into space, as Lisbon attempts to make use of its geographical advantages to host the project.

11 February 2019

The 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and the People’s Republic of China on 8 February brought key players together in Lisbon at a time of “fast track” two-way relations, according to China’s ambassador to Portugal.

2 January 2019

China and the Portuguese-speaking countries were linked in 2018 by a number of new ventures, and the process of getting closer continues in the new year under the New Silk Road.

30 November 2018

Clovis Chu entered the cockpit of an aeroplane for the first time when he was travelling to the Philippines with his family. At seven years old, the complex array of equipment and the spectacular view of the sky left a lasting impression on his young mind.

26 November 2018

China’s support to Angola following the Angolan President’s recent visit to Beijing reached US$6 billion, João Lourenço said in a recent interview with Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso.

23 November 2018

Designing model car kits that are manufactured in Zhongshan and Gongguan, for sale worldwide.

19 November 2018

The Iberian Peninsula could become a “bridge” for the Belt and Road strategy to reach Africa and Latin America, with a “critical point” in the Portuguese port of Sines, south of Lisbon, according to a new study that was recently released.

16 November 2018

Built some time before 1892, the restoration of the pharmacy was a long and difficult job for the Cultural Affairs Bureau, after the Macao government acquired the property in 2011.

5 November 2018

China Tianying, Farfetch, Super Bock, Keeway and two technology companies have been given awards by the Luso-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC), at a time when relations between Portugal and China are at a high point in their history, according to the authorities of the two countries.

22 October 2018

The Minister of Industry and Commerce of Mozambique, Ragendra de Sousa, at the 2018 edition of the Macau International Fair (MIF), called on China to invest in his country, in areas ranging from agriculture to forestry to infrastructure projects.

19 October 2018

A pioneering Jesuit Chinese priest meticulously documenting the spending of his church in eastern China. A famous voyager, known as China’s Marco Polo, trying to recover a loan from his Portuguese debtor. A Robin Hood-style pirate in the South China Sea surrendering to the Qing government.

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