8 October 2020
Angola-China Chamber of Commerce President Arnaldo Calado had called for a new model for Sino-Angolan cooperation that better exploits Chinese potential, O País reports. The Angolan newspaper quotes Mr Calado as telling a gathering held to celebrate National Day in China that Chinese investment and other forms of financing are essential for building basic infrastructure … Continue reading "Businessman calls for new model for Sino-Angolan cooperation"
7 October 2020
Representatives of businesses in Macao and the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have signed a preliminary agreement to cooperate in healthcare projects that link lusophone countries and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the Macao Daily News reports. The newspaper says the agreement was a result of a meeting held during the 2020 China Shanxi … Continue reading "Enterprises agree on projects involving lusophone world"
6 October 2020
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says an agreement on relieving the pressure on Angola of its debt to China should be ready to sign soon. A spokesman for the ministry, Wang Wenbin, told a press conference that representatives of Chinese financial institutions and the Angolan authorities had reached basic accord on a debt restructuring plan. The … Continue reading "Agreement on Chinese debt relief for Angola in prospect"
6 October 2020
The fifth Lusophone Painting Exhibition, showing 27 works by artists in Angola, Brazil, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, Timor-Leste and Macao, has opened at the Clube Militar in Macao, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes the curator, José Isaac Duarte, as saying the Macau Cultural Promotion Association exhibition shows the creativity of … Continue reading "Macao showing paintings by artists in lusophone countries"
30 September 2020
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) says one of the highlights of Beijing Macao Week, which ends in the Chinese capital today, is an exhibition of products of the Portuguese-speaking world. The MGTO issued a written statement saying the Portuguese-speaking Countries Products Exhibition Zone is among the manifestations of Beijing Macao Week to be found … Continue reading "Macao exhibits products from lusophone world in Beijing"
29 September 2020
The 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (25th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020 (2020MFE) and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2020PLPEX) will be concurrently held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October, with a view to maximising the effectiveness of the exhibitions and creating business opportunities through the … Continue reading "Exhibitors recognise MIF platform’s effectiveness and hope to seize business opportunities through three concurrent exhibitions this year"
28 September 2020
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, is setting up in Beijing an area where products of the Portuguese-speaking world will be exhibited during Beijing-Macao Week from 26 to 29 September. IPIM announced in writing that 11 Macao companies will occupy space in its Portuguese-speaking Countries Products Exhibition Zone. The institute says they … Continue reading "Macao to exhibit products from lusophone world in Beijing"
23 September 2020
Governor Chen Wu of the southern Chinese autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang hopes his region can make full use of Macao as a bridge between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Mr Chen as saying so when he and Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat … Continue reading "Governor wants closer ties between Guangxi, lusophone world"
23 September 2020
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List as well as the reinstatement of travel permit issuance for Mainland residents to Macao in late September, the Macao SAR Government will roll out a series of promotional activities themed as “Beijing-Macao Week” along Wangfujing Street … Continue reading "IPIM organises Macao enterprises to participate in Beijing-Macao Week to promote Macao brands and products from Portuguese-speaking countries through multiple channels"
22 September 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$77.662 billion in the period from January to July 2020. It represented a 7.57 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$56.23 billion to China in the first seven months of 2020 – a fall of 6.57 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$77.66bln in January-July 2020"
22 September 2020
Governor Wang Ning of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian has called for the construction there of an industrial park to exploit the function of Macao as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can conduct business, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Mr Wang as saying so … Continue reading "Industrial park mooted for linking Fujian to lusophone world"
21 September 2020
The Angolan subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China will equip schools in the central Angolan provinces of Bié and Huambo with computers, Expansão reports. The Angolan newspaper says the Huawei subsidiary will supply the computer hardware and software while Angolan telecommunications company Unitel will connect the schools to the Internet in a joint … Continue reading "Huawei subsidiary to supply Angolan schools with computers"
17 September 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$64.598 billion in the period from January to June 2020. It represented a 7.9 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$46.742 billion to China in the first six months of 2020 – a fall of 7.32 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$64.60bln in January-June 2020"
16 September 2020
State-owned China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corp. has begun construction of a bridge over the Calondo river in Caimbambo, in the northern Angolan province of Benguela, and should finish it in four months, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says an Angolan government official, Manuel Lituai, presided over the ground-breaking ceremony. The report says … Continue reading "China Railway 20 Bureau starts work on new bridge in Angola"
15 September 2020
Guangxi Hydroelectric Construction Bureau Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of state-owned China Energy Engineering Corp. (Energy China), says it has won the contract to surface a road near Luanda. The contractor issued a written statement saying surfacing the rough 8 km road connecting Cowboy and Mayé-Mayé will improve the quality of life of people nearby and … Continue reading "Energy China subsidiary wins Angolan road surfacing contract"
14 September 2020
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China will give Angolan teachers training in information and communication technology, and supply, install and maintain computer equipment for Angolan schools, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the training of teachers and supply of equipment are provided for by an agreement between Huawei and the Angolan Ministry of Higher … Continue reading "Huawei agrees to give Angolan teachers training in ICT"
10 September 2020
Angolan central bank data indicate that China bought US$3.85 billion worth of Angolan crude oil in the first quarter of this year, or 66.9 percent of Angolan exports of crude by value. A document issued by the National Bank of Angola says China put US$194.3 million into the Angolan oil industry, meaning it was the … Continue reading "China buys 66.9 pct of Angolan exports of crude oil in Q1"
9 September 2020
Angolan Ambassador to China João Salvador dos Santos Neto has said reforms by his government which are meant to spur private investment can make Angola a draw for foreign tourists, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency quotes Mr Neto as saying his country has many potential attractions for tourists such as its beaches, landscapes, … Continue reading "Envoy extols Angolan tourist attractions at Beijing fair"
7 September 2020
A laboratory for testing for the Covid-19 virus, fitted out by Chinese biotechnology company BGI Group, will open in Luanda next week, Jornal de Angola reports, citing an Angolan public health official, Franco Mufinda. The newspaper says the lab will have the capacity to test 6,000 samples a day. The report quotes Mr Mufinda as … Continue reading "Chinese-equipped lab for Covid-19 testing to open in Luanda"
28 August 2020
Chinese state-owned companies Sinohydro Corp. and China Road and Bridge Corp. have won two of the five contracts to rehabilitate National Road 230 in eastern Angola, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says Angolan Minister of Public Works and Land Planning Manuel Tavares de Almeida awarded the contracts for the US$630 million rehabilitation project, … Continue reading "Chinese contractors to help fix main road in eastern Angola"