Tag: China

26 May 2017

Most Macao visitors know that in the heart of Coloane live two giant pandas and their offspring. But many are not aware that two red pandas have recently taken up residence alongside the bigger animals at the Seac Pai Van Park.

19 May 2017

Susana Chou sits down with Macao Magazine to talk about the Macao Tong Chai Charity Association and her philanthropic endeavours.

15 May 2017

China’s investments in Africa accounted for about a third of total foreign direct investment (FDI) and jobs created by these projects on the continent in 2016, according to a study by consultancy EY (Ernst & Young).

8 May 2017

The projects that could transform Mozambique into one of the world’s largest producers of natural gas are about to begin, with some of the largest groups in the sector, such as the China National Petroleum Corporation, looking to Asia as the market for their products.

5 May 2017

The Belt and Road initiative is China´s state-level vision to promote common prosperity through regional co-operation and Macao, as an important member of this national effort, needs to participate and work hard to come up with its own regional vision based on the Belt and Road theme.

2 May 2017

Between 2000 and 2015, Angola was the second African country to which the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim) granted the most loans, totalling US$6.9 billion, according to analysts from the China-Africa Research Initiative, of US Johns Hopkins University.

10 April 2017

A cooperation agreement between China and São Tomé and Príncipe will soon be signed, launching a wave of Chinese investment in infrastructures in the African country.

3 April 2017

The autonomous region of Madeira, Portugal, is positioning itself to take advantage of the New Silk Road, an opportunity to capture Chinese investment and boost exports, taking advantage of factors such as its geographical location and duty free zone.

30 March 2017

Patrice Emery Trovoada is already well-known beyond the borders of São Tomé and Príncipe, well into the region of Central Africa. In just a few weeks, his notoriety will significantly increase the world over as he arrives in Beijing to sign a historical co-operation agreement.

24 March 2017

Yao Jingming’s latest book, History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal, chronicles six-‑centuries-‑worth of Portuguese perspectives on China ranging from viewing it as one of the world’s most advanced countries to a backwards nation riddled with corruption.

20 March 2017

Four technical teams of Chinese aid workers are already active in Sao Tome and Principe, taking advantage of the experience of some team members in other Portuguese-speaking African countries and Macau to meet the many needs of the archipelago.

17 March 2017

Macaense cuisine is closely related to the cooking in Portugal and the Portuguese countryside. The influence on Portuguese cuisine evolved from centuries of Roman and Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Jewish influences should not be discounted either.

13 March 2017

Strengthening cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries for environmental protection will provide business opportunities and Macau is particularly well positioned to become a “bridge” between the companies, according to sector officials.

6 March 2017

Continued low commodity prices have led countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique to place greater urgency on economic diversification, at a time when the industrialisation of Africa has the support of major international partners, especially China.

23 February 2017

Macau is fit to become a focal point for triangular cooperation between China and Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries, on which the Portuguese and Chinese authorities have said they are focused.

20 February 2017

The two- or three-way relationship between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be in focus on 21 February, at an international conference due to be held in Lisbon where Macau’s role as a contact platform will be a central theme.

17 February 2017

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in southern Guangdong province has proven to be remarkably resilient in its economic development in the last few decades. In the early reform years of 1980s, the region transformed itself from a largely rural and sparsely populated area into a global production base of labour intensive products.  In the 2000s, it moved to producing higher-‑valued items but faced problems such as rising labour costs and industry‑related environmental degradation. During the global financial crisis of 2008-‑2009, the region was hit even harder, with shrinking external demand for its exports.

13 February 2017

Just over a month after the restoration of diplomatic relations between Sao Tome and Principe and the People’s Republic of China, Chinese cooperation is beginning to reach the archipelago in a process seen as strategically important by analysts of the Sino-African relationship.

10 February 2017

With the arrival of the Lunar New Year comes one of China’s oldest customs: the giving of red envelopes to relatives, friends and employees. Known in Mandarin as ‘hong bao’ (red envelopes) and in Cantonese as ‘lai see’ (being useful), the little red packets represent a gesture of thanks, friendship and recognition – a momentary expression of gratitude and connection in the midst of our busy lives.

6 February 2017

The isolationist trend in the foreign policy of the new US administration, particularly towards Africa, has led some analysts to predict that the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” strategy will take on an …

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