13 May 2021
China has offered about 3,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 to Angolan delegates to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games this year, Jornal de Angola reports. The offer was made when Chinese Ambassador to Angola Gong Tao met Angolan Olympic Committee chief Gustavo da Conceição and Angolan Paralympic Committee chief Leonel da … Continue reading "Angolan Olympic, Paralympic teams offered Chinese vaccines"
13 May 2021
The Macao Pavilion at the first China International Consumer Products Expo, in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, promoted sales of over 50 kinds of food and drink supplied by 13 producers in lusophone countries, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. IPIM set up the pavilion to show how Macao … Continue reading "Sales of food from lusophone countries promoted in Hainan"
11 May 2021
Chinese maker of cleaning products Nice Group Co. Ltd is expanding its factory in the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone in Angola, the China Cleaning Industry Association says. The association issued a written statement saying Nice Group products quickly gained popularity in Angola after the factory opened over a year ago. The statement quotes Chinese Ambassador … Continue reading "Nice Group expanding cleaning products factory in Angola"
10 May 2021
The tax collector in the northwestern Chinese city of Lanzhou has been giving tax guidance to 12 financial managers of subsidiaries abroad of a local company, China Gansu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Co. Ltd, including an Angolan subsidiary, the Gansu Daily says. Lanzhou Taxation Bureau officials are available around the clock to give guidance … Continue reading "Lanzhou taxman advises Angolan unit of Chinese enterprise"
10 May 2021
With the objective of contributing to the reinforcement of Macao’s role as a Sino-Lusophone cooperation platform and improving the knowledge of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao among Higher Education Institutions in Lusophone countries and regions, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, will host the 11th conference of FORGES (Forum of Higher … Continue reading "MPI co-hosts the 11th Conference of International Network of Higher Education Institutions of Portuguese Speaking Countries"
10 May 2021
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says it is beginning today a programme of promotion of products of the Portuguese-speaking world, notably food and drink. On the programme are six gatherings, to be held in the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Products Exhibition Centre in Macao between today and July 25, and attended by … Continue reading "IPIM events to promote food produced in lusophone countries"
6 May 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$25.028 billion in the period from January to February 2021. It represented a 17.09 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$16.128 billion to China in the first two months of 2021 – a rise of 2.57 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$25.03bln in January-February 2021"
5 May 2021
Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries topped US$13.139 billion in the first month of 2021, an increase of 4.5 percent from a year earlier and a 2.14-percent rise from the previous month, according to data from China Customs. In January, the value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.254 billion, down by 0.24 percent year-on-year but … Continue reading "China, Portuguese-speaking Countries trade tops US$13.13bln in Jan 2021"
5 May 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 291,400 patacas (about US$36,500) in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all first-quarter exports were domestic exports, … Continue reading "Q1 exports by Macao to lusophone world double to US$36,500"
4 May 2021
In late April 2021, Deputy-Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, led a Forum Macao delegation on a visit to Beijing. The delegation paid courtesy visits to, respectively, the Ambassadors or attachés in China of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Beijing"
30 April 2021
A Portuguese lawyer in Macao, Frederico Rato, has become the first lawyer in the city to sit on the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, which intends to mediate in trade disputes between parties in China and in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, Lusa reports. The commission, over the Macao border in the mainland Chinese city of Guangzhou, … Continue reading "Macao lawyer to help settle international trade disputes"
29 April 2021
A delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), led by Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian, visited Jiaozhou city, part of Qingdao, from April 25 to 27. The delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation International Investment and Trade … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Qingdao for economic and trade-related activities"
27 April 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for entries in the contest, from April 30 to May 14, 2021. The contest is jointly organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-Operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) and the Centre for Portuguese … Continue reading "Registration period for Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries extended"
23 April 2021
State-owned China Energy Engineering Group Co. Ltd (Energy China) has turned over to the Angolan authorities the Marçalde water treatment plant in Luanda, the company says. A subsidiary, China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd, built the plant, Energy China announced in writing on Tuesday. Energy China says the Marçalde facility is the biggest automatically controlled water … Continue reading "Angolan waterworks built by Energy China unit turned over"
22 April 2021
Regular direct flights will start between Luanda and Changsha, capital of the southern Chinese province of Hunan, this year, according to the Hunan Daily, which is run by the Communist Party of China Hunan Provincial Committee. The service will make it easier for Chinese enterprises to do business in Angola, so prompting Sino-Angolan economic engagement, … Continue reading "Direct flights to link Luanda, Changsha"
20 April 2021
An Angolan railway, Caminho de Ferro de Moçâmedes, has carried its first trainload of ore since being rebuilt, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says a train left the southwestern Angolan province of Huíla last week on a trial journey for Angolan miner Companhia Siderúrgica do Cuchi, carrying 575 tonnes of iron ore eventually … Continue reading "Chinese-rebuilt railway begins carrying Angolan ore exports"
31 March 2021
The ambassadors to China of Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique and Angola have toured the China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Innovation Demonstration Park in the southern Chinese city of Changsha, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says Macao members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee accompanied … Continue reading "Lusophone ambassadors to China visit Hunan cooperation facility"
30 March 2021
Governor Mao Weiming of the southern Chinese province of Hunan has said his government supports the establishment in the Hunan city of Changsha of a centre to facilitate exchanges by the province and the Portuguese-speaking world, the China News website reports. The Chinese state-run website says Mr Mao said so when he and the ambassadors … Continue reading "Gateway for trade between lusophone markets, Hunan envisaged"
30 March 2021
The first 200,000 doses of a Chinese-made vaccine against COVID-19, a gift from China, have arrived in Angola, Lusa reports, citing Angolan Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta. The vaccine will be administered in two or three provinces of Angola in accordance with the national vaccination programme, which gives priority to inoculation of people over 40 years … Continue reading "Gift of Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 reaches Angola"
29 March 2021
Banco da China Lda – Sucursal em Luanda, the Angolan branch of Chinese state-owned Bank of China (BOC) reportedly made a profit of 443.5 million kwanza (about US$711,310) last year, having made losses in the first three years of its existence, Mercado reports. The Angolan financial newspaper quotes another newspaper in Angola, Vanguarda, as saying … Continue reading "BOC branch in Angola makes first annual profit"