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"
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"