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"
1 March 2021
An aerial survey of Angola intended to reveal the potential value its untapped mineral resources has been completed, Lusa reports, citing Angolan Geological Institute President Canga Xiaquivuila. Angola has invested US$259.4 million in the Chinese-led geological survey of the country that includes the aerial survey, the Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Xiaquivuila as saying on … Continue reading "Chinese-led aerial search for Angolan minerals completed"
22 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$145.185 billion in the period from January to December 2020. It represented a 2.98 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$101.949 billion to China in 2020, down by 3.43 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$145.19 bln in 2020"
9 February 2021
The authorities in Angola have invited Chinese companies to bid to supply the country with medicines and medical equipment, the Chinese Embassy in Luanda says. The embassy issued a written statement saying the invitation to join the bidding online was contained in a letter it received from the Angolan Ministry of Health. The Angolan public … Continue reading "Angola invites Chinese bids to supply medicines, equipment"
8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$132.312 billion in the period from January to November 2020. It represented a 1.43 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$93.9 billion to China in the first 11 months of 2020 – a decrease of 2.0 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$132.31 bln in January-November 2020"
8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$118.912 billion in the period from January to October 2020. It represented a 2.07 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$85.426 billion to China in the first 10 months of 2020 – a decrease of 1.31 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$118.91 bln in January-October 2020"
2 February 2021
The Angolan Investment and Export Promotion Agency received last year and the year before 21 Chinese proposals to invest in Angola, together worth US$206 million, Lusa reports, citing one of the agency’s directors, Sandra Dias dos Santos. The Portuguese news agency quotes Ms Dias dos Santos as telling the China-Angola Agricultural and Fisheries Investment Cooperation … Continue reading "China offers Angola US$206 mln in investments in two years"
2 February 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 12.3 million patacas (about US$1.54 million) last year, nine times more than the year before. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service on Friday show that domestic exports, as opposed to re-exports, were worth 11.75 million … Continue reading "Macao exports to lusophone world jump to US$1.54 mln in 2020"
1 February 2021
A Chinese Foreign Ministry official believes the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is creating new opportunities for cooperation by Macao, Angola and Mozambique, according to a statement by the ministry. The written statement quotes Acting Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR Wang Dong as … Continue reading "Official sees opportunities for Macao, Angola, Mozambique"
1 February 2021
An academic in Macao has urged the city, in setting up a stock exchange, to exploit its function as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency quotes City University of Macau Associate Vice-president Ye Guiping as telling a conference that … Continue reading "Macao urged to tap lusophone world in setting up stock mart"
29 January 2021
The Portuguese Language Communication Association in Macao is inviting entries next month from lusophone parts of the world for a photography competition on the theme of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the association as saying pictures taken in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, … Continue reading "Lusophone photographers invited to enter Macao contest"
28 January 2021
Over 60 Chinese companies and other institutions will be represented at the China-Angola Agricultural and Fisheries Investment Cooperation Forum tomorrow, the Chinese Embassy in Luanda said on Monday. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Chinese Ambassador to Angola Gong Tao as telling Angolan Agriculture and Fisheries Minister António Francisco de Assis that Chinese enterprises … Continue reading "All set for Sino-Angolan farming, fishing investment meeting"
20 January 2021
The Angolan government aims to complete this year negotiations on an agreement by Angola and China on protection of investments in one country by the other, the Plataforma website reports, citing Angolan Secretary of State for Planning, Milton Reis. The Macao website quotes Mr Reis as saying at a news briefing given by the Angolan … Continue reading "Sino-Angolan investment protection accord on agenda for 2021"
20 January 2021
The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) is planning to publish online a handbook on investment, Xinhua reports, citing IPIM Executive Director Lei Chou Sam. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Mr Lei as saying on Sunday the handbook will help enterprises penetrate markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, and will promote economic engagement. The … Continue reading "Online handbook to help businesses probe lusophone markets"
19 January 2021
The value of Sino-African trade was US$167.8 billion in the first 11 months of last year, and Angola was the third-biggest trading partner of China in Africa, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng has said. Mr Gao told a news conference on Thursday that Sino-African trade was steady, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Gao … Continue reading "Angola among three main African trading partners of China"
18 January 2021
The head of a Portuguese think-tank believes the European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment will boost the performance by Macao of its functions as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, and as a place for cultural exchanges. Observatory for China president Rui Lourido says in an article he wrote for … Continue reading "Sino-EU investment accord good for Macao, academic says"
15 January 2021
The Angolan Rural Trade Development National Directorate said on Monday it means to begin exporting cassava starch, which is widely used in food processing, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says the directorate disclosed plans to make better use of the 11 million tonnes of cassava grown in Angola each year, and to add … Continue reading "Angola intends to begin selling cassava starch abroad"