23 April 2021
Official figures indicate that China imported crude oil from Brazil at the rate of 948,000 barrels per day last month, 33.7 percent faster than the month before, Argus Media says. Figures given by the Chinese customs service show that only Saudi Arabia and Russia supplied China with more crude than Brazil last month, according to … Continue reading "Flow of Brazilian crude oil to China accelerates in March"
21 April 2021
The Brazilian Health Ministry has began distributing around Brazil over 2.3 million kits made in the city of Lianyungang, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, which will be used to intubate COVID-19 patients, Agência Brasil reports. The Brazilian state-run news agency quotes the ministry as saying it began distributing the kits last Friday after they were … Continue reading "Brazilian govt distributes Chinese-made intubation kits"
19 April 2021
On the second anniversary of the announcement of the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”, in order to bring into play the advantages of Macao’s “Sino-Portuguese Platform”, and promote the “Greater Bay Area Portuguese Language Education Alliance” to the Lusophone countries to develop the Sino-Portuguese academic cooperation, the Centre for Portuguese … Continue reading "Macao Polytechnic Institute invites all interested participants to participate in “The Greater Bay Area Portuguese Language and Sino-Portuguese Academic Cooperation” online Forum"
13 April 2021
China wishes to import Brazilian farm products with greater value added, Exame reports, citing Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Yang Wanming. Interest is growing among Chinese businesspeople in buying more than just bulk commodities, and in investing in Brazil, the Brazilian magazine quotes Mr Yang as telling a conference held online last Thursday. The report quotes … Continue reading "China wants Brazilian farm products with more value added"
12 April 2021
Data collected by Anec, the Brazilian association of cereal exporters, indicate that Brazil exported 14.9 million tonnes of soybeans in March, the most in any month on record, the Brazil-Arab News Agency reports. The news agency quotes Anec as announcing on Tuesday that soybean exports in March were 12 per cent greater than a year … Continue reading "Brazilian exports of soybeans break record on Chinese demand"
1 April 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 162,000 patacas (about US$20,250) in the first two months of this year, almost four times the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service on Tuesday show that all merchandise exports in January … Continue reading "Macao exports to lusophone world quadruple so far in 2021"
31 March 2021
Chinese software company Tuya Smart and Brazilian seller of accessories for mobile phones i2GO say they have formed a partnership to sell products for turning ordinary dwellings into smart homes, in the technological sense. Tuya General Manager for Latin America, the Middle East and Africa Johnny Lu believes the arrangement will make smart homes more … Continue reading "Chinese IoT software firm signs Brazilian partnership to sell smart home products"
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"
29 March 2021
The international arm of Chinese payments service China UnionPay says it has got together with StoneCo and Saque e Pague to facilitate growth in the use of UnionPay credit cards in Brazil. Their three-way agreement will increase to 70 percent the rate of acceptance of UnionPay cards in Brazil, according to a written statement issued … Continue reading "Deal to increase payments made through UnionPay in Brazil"
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"
26 March 2021
The Brazil-China Business Council and the Brazilian Center for International Relations will hold online next Wednesday a seminar entitled “The Venture-Capitalist State: China’s Plans for the Next Era of Growth”, the council says. The seminar will focus on the Chinese plan for growth once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, especially the intention of the state … Continue reading "Institutions in Brazil to ponder Chinese growth recipe"
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
Brazilian planemaker Embraer aims to increase its share of the Chinese market for smaller jet airliners, the Nikkei Asia website reports, citing Embraer Commercial Aviation Chief Executive Arjan Meijer. The Japanese news website quotes Mr Meijer as saying in an interview that the potential for sales in the Chinese market is huge. Mr Meijer said … Continue reading "Embraer eyes bigger slice of Chinese market for airliners"
23 March 2021
Canadian Solar Inc. says it has set up the Brazilian Participation Fund for Infrastructure to pay for solar power projects being pursued in Brazil between now and 2023. Canadian Solar set up last month an equivalent fund, the Japan Green Infrastructure Fund, to finance projects in Japan, and it is making similar arrangements to finance … Continue reading "Canadian Solar starts fund for power projects in Brazil"
22 March 2021
The Chinese Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro has held online a session for matching Chinese and Brazilian businesses so they can take opportunities in the e-commerce and logistics markets, the Xinhua Silk Road website reports. The Chinese state-run website says the event, held on Wednesday, drew representatives of logistics and transport enterprises and associations. The … Continue reading "Webinar on trade in services discusses Sino-Brazilian cooperation"
18 March 2021
Instituto Butantan, a state-owned biomedical research centre in Brazil, has delivered to the Brazilian Health Ministry another 3.3 million doses of CoronaVac, a vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd of China, Reuters reports, citing the government of the state of São Paulo. The news agency says the delivery, made on Monday, means Instituto … Continue reading "Brazilian govt receives 3.3 mln more doses of CoronaVac"
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"
17 March 2021
The University of Coimbra Sino-Lusophone Academy will hold on Thursday an international conference on sustainable development, the university says. The Portuguese university announced in writing that it will hold the conference in cooperation with Santo Amaro University in Brazil. The University of Coimbra says the event will bring together authorities in their fields in places … Continue reading "Sino-Lusophone Academy sustainability conference draws Macao experts"
17 March 2021
The University of Macau is keen to enrol more postgraduate students from Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, Macau Business reports, citing Rector Song Yonghua. Mr Song said in an interview that he was increasing cooperation by his university and other universities with a view to encouraging more students and teachers in lusophone countries to avail … Continue reading "University of Macau seeking postgrads from lusophone world"
16 March 2021
The top-line results of a clinical trial in Brazil indicate that a treatment for COVID-19 devised by Kintor Pharmaceutical Ltd of China reduces by 92 percent the death rate among hospital patients suffering from the disease, Kintor says. Among the patients that volunteered to be treated, just 3.7 percent died, and the median stay in … Continue reading "Kintor Covid-19 treatment shows promise in Brazilian trial"