29 June 2020
An eight-month web promotion campaign on business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries, co-sponsored by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, will be launched next month. Starting from July till February 2021, the campaign will feature one Portuguese-speaking country … Continue reading "Web promotion of business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries to begin next month"
26 June 2020
Angolan Transport Minister Ricardo Viegas de Abreu has described the Caio deepwater port as the key to developing the northwestern Angolan province of Cabinda, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says construction of the first deepwater port in Angola and its passenger terminal began in 2018, 18 kilometres north of Cabinda city. The report … Continue reading "Minister says new port key to developing Angolan province"
23 June 2020
The Angolan government paid back this year the debt of 3.05 billion kwanzas (about US$5.09 million) it owed to Chinese state-owned contractor China Road and Bridge Corp. (CRBC), which it built up between 2013 and 2018, an official document shows. The Angolan Finance Ministry document indicates that CRBC accepted Angolan treasury bonds in settlement of … Continue reading "Angolan government repays US$5.09 mln debt to CRBC"
19 June 2020
The Angolan National Police have chosen Jetway X70s made by Chery Automobile Co. Ltd of China for use as patrol cars, the Chexun website reports. The Chinese automobile news website says the first Jetway X70s were handed over at police headquarters in Luanda last month, in a ceremony attended by Angolan National Police Commander-in-Chief Paulo … Continue reading "Angolan National Police adopting Cherys for patrol cars"
18 June 2020
The Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series opened at 20:00 (Beijing time) on 16 June, and the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and several other government officials of Macao joined the online seminar with officials and government representatives from other Portuguese-speaking countries via a video link. The webinar series are scheduled … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao takes part in Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series"
18 June 2020
The Angolan authorities have begun using yesterday a new system for civil registration devised by China, Jornal de Angola reports, quoting the official in charge of the technical aspects, Fernando Fortes. The Angolan newspaper says the system will eventually give every Angolan a national identity card. The report quotes Mr Fortes as saying the authorities … Continue reading "Angola now using Chinese-devised civil registration system"
17 June 2020
The railway company serving the southwestern Angolan city of Moçâmedes hopes new, Chinese-built train sets will increase by half the number of seats available on its intercity passenger services, Angop reports, quoting the head of the company. The Angolan state-run news agency quotes Caminho de Ferro de Moçâmedes EP President Daniel Quipaxe as saying each … Continue reading "Angolan railway company has high hopes for CRRC train sets"
16 June 2020
Angolan President João Lourenço has signed a decree allowing his government to borrow S$910 million from a syndicate of banks, led by Standard Chartered Hong Kong, to improve the water supply in the country’s capital Luanda, Novo Jornal reports. The Angolan newspaper says the money will be spent on a pipeline 6 km long which … Continue reading "Angola borrowing US$910 mln to improve Luanda water supply"
15 June 2020
The Macau Association of Banks signed on Wednesday a cooperation protocol to let its members use the system developed by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) for automatically translating Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, MPI says. A written announcement by MPI quotes the head of the banking association, Ip Sio Kai, as saying the use of … Continue reading "Macao banks to use MPI automatic translation system"
9 June 2020
The last three of an order for 10 train sets for intercity passenger services in Angola, all built by Chinese state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. Ltd, will be delivered in a few weeks, Expansão reports, citing National Institute for Railways of Angola Director-General Ottoniel Manuel. The Angolan newspaper quotes Mr Manuel as saying the … Continue reading "Last batch of Chinese-built train sets due in Angola soon"
8 June 2020
Representatives of Angola are in touch with the authorities and financial institutions in China with a view to obtaining debt relief for their country, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, has said. Mr Zhao told a press conference on Wednesday that China would take an active part in a programme the G20 has devised … Continue reading "China confirms that Angola asking for debt relief"
5 June 2020
Angolan state oil company Sonangol EP has sold eight of the 38 cargos of crude oil it means to export next month, five of them to Chinese state-owned Sinochem Corp., Argus Media reports. The compiler of commodities data says Sonangol usually allocates between seven and 10 cargos of oil each month to Chinese companies, including … Continue reading "Sinochem buying five shiploads of Angolan crude oil"
3 June 2020
Consulting firm Fitch Solutions reckons that Chinese builders have about 41 percent of the construction market in Angola, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency, citing a report by Fitch Solutions, says mainland Chinese companies have 31 percent of the important construction contracts in Angola, and that Hong Kong companies have 10 percent. The report says … Continue reading "Chinese have lion’s share of Angolan construction market"
1 June 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$31.968 billion in the period from January to March 2020. It represented a 5.13 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$23.227 billion to China in the first three months of 2020 – a decline of 5.15 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$31.97bln in January-March 2020"
29 May 2020
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China has come up with a way to teach Angolan students online while the Covid-19 pandemic confines them to their homes, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says Huawei has begun testing the set-up last month. The report says the arrangement will let students at seven Angolan institutions of … Continue reading "Huawei set-up to let Angolan students attend classes online"
28 May 2020
Angola supplied 13 percent of the crude oil China consumed last year, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) says, citing an official government work report presented to the Chinese legislature, the 12th National People’s Congress. The Chinese state-owned company says the document contains figures given by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, which indicate that China … Continue reading "Angola the source of 13 pct of the oil China used in 2019"
26 May 2020
The Angolan Transport Ministry and state-owned China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corp. Ltd (AVIC-ENG) have reached on Wednesday an agreement on the resumption of work on building the new international airport in Luanda, Angop reports. The Angolan government-run news agency quotes a written statement issued by the ministry as saying precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic … Continue reading "Construction of new airport in Luanda set to resume"
25 May 2020
Chinese maker of telecommunications equipment Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd aims to train Angolans in information and communication technology at the rate of 500 a year from 2022 onwards, Jornal de Angola reports. The newspaper quotes a written statement issued by Huawei as saying the company is spending US$60 million on building an ICT training and … Continue reading "Huawei sets out to give 500 Angolans a year training in ICT"
20 May 2020
Chinese-supplied multifunctional cameras are being installed at the February 4th International Airport in Luanda as part of the precautions the Angolan authorities are taking against the Covid-19 pandemic, Jornal de Angola reports. The Angolan newspaper says the nine cameras are among equipment and supplies worth 100 million kwanzas (about US$176,200) donated to Angola by state-owned … Continue reading "Chinese gifts to help Angola counter Covid-19 pandemic"
19 May 2020
China Telecom Global Ltd and Angola Cables have agreed to increase the capacity of telecommunications connections among China, Angola, and Brazil, the Chinese state-owned enterprise says. China Telecom Global announced in writing on Thursday that the companies have agreed to set up a fast link via South Africa, namely by using Angola Cables data centres … Continue reading "New link to speed data flows among Angola, Brazil and China"