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"
26 March 2021
The Macao subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has announced the opening in the city of the ICBC Sino-Luso Research Centre, the China Finance Net website reports. The Chinese state-run website says the bank announced the opening of the centre at a conference on Tuesday. The report says the centre is the … Continue reading "ICBC opens Macao centre for research into intl engagement"
25 March 2021
Official data indicate that Angola exported 446.4 million barrels of crude oil last year, selling71.07 percent of it to China, Jornal Económico reports. The Portuguese newspaper, citing figures given by the Angolan Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, show that China was the biggest buyer of Angolan exports of crude in every quarter last … Continue reading "China buys 71.07 pct of Angolan exports of crude oil in 2020"
25 March 2021
A Macao-owned maker of Portuguese wine, Quinta da Marmeleira, is hoping to increase its sales in China, according to the China Brand and Development Project, which put on the 7th China Brand Innovation and Development Forum in Beijing. The China Brand and Development Project issued a written statement quoting Quinta da Marmeleira Director Lao Chao … Continue reading "Quinta da Marmeleira aiming for more business in China"
24 March 2021
Chinese biotechnology company BGI Group announced last week that it has given Angola 40,000 kits for detecting new variants of the COVID-19 virus. Separately, the Chinese Embassy in Luanda issued a written statement quoting Chinese Ambassador to Angola Gong Tao, speaking when the kits were turned over, as lauding the contributions made by BGI and … Continue reading "BGI gives Angola kits to test for new strains of COVID-19"
18 March 2021
A pilot project to test the idea of processing cassava in Angola will be undertaken in the Cacuso Industrial Park in the north of the country, Jornal de Angola says, citing Angolan Industry and Trade Minister Victor Fernandes. The minister announced the pilot project in a seminar online about the cassava business, the newspaper reported … Continue reading "With eye on Chinese market, Angola to try processing cassava"
18 March 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, received on March 17 a delegation headed by the Coordinator of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Shaoyun. The two sides exchanged opinions on strengthening cooperation, boosting Macao’s platform role between China and … Continue reading "Delegation of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province visited the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
15 March 2021
SF Portugal, a subsidiary of Chinese logistics company SF Express Co. Ltd, said on Tuesday the warehouse in Lisbon that will serve as a waypoint for its courier service between Portugal and China is all set to open on March 20. An equivalent warehouse in Beijing is due to open next month, SF Portugal has … Continue reading "SF Express setting up Portugal-China courier service"
8 March 2021
The first Chinese-funded international school in Angola opens tomorrow in Luanda, the China Africa Bridge Cross-Border Trade Service Platform said on Wednesday. The Fenda da Tundavala school and vocational training institute is now enrolling pupils of Chinese, Angolan or other nationalities, according to an announcement posted on the Chinese website. The complex also contains the … Continue reading "First Chinese-funded international school in Angola opening"
4 March 2021
On March 3, 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, welcomed to the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao a delegation from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation. The visiting … Continue reading "Representatives from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation visit Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
4 March 2021
An adviser of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Oriol Caudevilla, thinks Macao should exploit its ties to the Portuguese-speaking world to get into the business of green finance. Mr Caudevilla, who sits on the committees of the association that deal with blockchain business, digital banking and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, says so … Continue reading "Macao urged to use foreign ties to get into green finance"
4 March 2021
The Lusophone Markets Business Association is considering setting up an outpost in the Nansha district of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to help companies doing business between China and the Portuguese-speaking world to attract investors and advertise, the Macau Daily News reports. The newspaper says some members of the association have called for the … Continue reading "Springboard for international business mooted for Nansha"
3 March 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 160,000 patacas (about US$20,000) in January, over five times the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all merchandise exports in January were domestic exports, as opposed to … Continue reading "Macao January exports to Portuguese-speaking world quintuple"
3 March 2021
The head of the Macao Polytechnic Institute International Portuguese Training Centre, Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, believes the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will facilitate academic cooperation by China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the institute says. The Macao Polytechnic Institute issued a written statement quoting Mr Ramos de Carvalho as saying so at … Continue reading "Closer academic ties between China, lusophone world forecast"
3 March 2021
The China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration says it has formed a committee of lusophone experts to set and grade tests for translators and interpreters of Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, which will be introduced in June. The administration issued last week a written statement saying six of the 12 highly qualified translators and interpreters that … Continue reading "Lusophone committee to set translation, interpretation tests"