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"
14 January 2021
Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng believes Macao can help enterprises in the nearby southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to tap markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, his government said on Monday. The Macao government issued a written statement quoting Mr Ho as telling Shenzhen Municipal Committee secretary Wang Weizhong, that Macao is particularly keen to … Continue reading "Macao ready to help Shenzhen penetrate lusophone markets"
14 January 2021
Angolan Finance Minister Vera Daves de Sousa said on Monday Chinese creditors have given her country an extra three years to repay what it owes them, Reuters reports. “We’ve got three years of breathing space, and we will take the best advantage of that,” the news agency quotes Ms Sousa as saying in an interview. … Continue reading "Minister says burden of Angolan debt to China lightened"
13 January 2021
A senior official of the southern Chinese city of Dongguan believes Macao can help his city engage with the Portuguese-speaking world in trade and other economic matters, the government of Macao said on Monday. The government issued a written statement quoting Dongguan Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman Liang Weidong as telling Macao Chief Executive … Continue reading "Dongguan views Macao as stepping stone to lusophone markets"
12 January 2021
The Angola-China Chamber of Commerce will be among at least 10 business associations represented in the China-Africa Economic and Commercial Cooperation and Innovation Park in the central Chinese city of Changsha, the government of the surrounding province of Hunan said on Friday. The Hunan provincial government issued a written statement listing Chinese chambers of commerce … Continue reading "Angola-China Chamber of Commerce to have presence in Hunan"
6 January 2021
Translations into Chinese of books written in Portuguese by Mia Couto of Mozambique and José Eduardo Agualusa of Angola are due to be published in mainland China this year, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says CITIC Press Group, also owned by the Chinese state, intends to publish in August “The elegant terrorist … Continue reading "Chinese editions of Mozambican, Angolan fiction on the way"
31 December 2020
The European Union will give Angola 20 million euros (about US$24.58 million) over the next 36 months to help the effort to make the Angolan economy more diverse and spur its recovery, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the aid agreement was signed by Angolan Economy Minister Sérgio Santos and the EU chief representative … Continue reading "European Union giving Angola US$24.58 mln in economic aid"
30 December 2020
Sinohydro Engineering Bureau No 4 Co. Ltd of China has formally turned over to the authorities in Angola the Soyo-Kapary power transmission line, which it had finished building according to plan on December 15, the China Daily state-owned newspaper reports. Other news media reported before that the Soyo-Kapary power transmission line cost US$1.05 billion. China … Continue reading "Chinese builder hands over power line to Angolan authorities"
28 December 2020
Members of the Chinese and Angolan legislatures have met online to discuss strengthening the Sino-Angolan relationship and increasing bilateral cooperation in countering the Covid-19 pandemic, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee Vice-chairman Wang Chen as telling the meeting that the legislatures should enhance their exchanges to increase … Continue reading "Legislators discuss strengthening ties between Angola, China"
23 December 2020
The Chief Executive, Mr Ho Iat Seng, called for all sectors of Macao society to continue upholding their spirit of loyalty to the country and to Macao, joining forces to move forward and make the city a better home for Macao people. The Government would persist in adhering to the principle of “One country, two … Continue reading "CE calls for united effort to make city a better home for Macao people"
23 December 2020
The Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC), Department of Portuguese, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), recently launched a new online column titled ‘Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Theme-based Article Series’. The centre holds activities on a regular basis to promote Portuguese language learning as well as Chinese and Portuguese culture, in order to … Continue reading "UM launches bilingual online column to promote Chinese and Portuguese culture"