28 September 2020
China-Brazil Innovation Week has begun in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency says that during the week the spotlight will be shone on the digital economy, green technology, biomedical and smart city development industries in Brazil. The report quotes a Ningbo official, Zhang Minghua, … Continue reading "China-Brazil Innovation Week focuses on the unconventional"
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"
28 September 2020
The fourth World Chinese-Portuguese Translation Competition, put on by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Macao Higher Education Bureau, drew 211 competing teams representing 55 institutions of higher education around the globe, the institute says. The Macao Polytechnic Institute announced in writing that Renata André Véran de Azevedo de Moura and Cheng Xiaoyu of the … Continue reading "Chinese-Portuguese translation contest draws 211 entries"
24 September 2020
Chinese maker of solar panels Risen Energy Co. Ltd has received orders from Brazil for monocrystalline modules with a combined capacity of 54 megawatts, the SolarBe website reports. The Chinese website quotes a written statement issued by Shenzhen-listed Risen Energy as saying the company is among the three biggest suppliers of solar panels in Brazil, … Continue reading "Risen Energy share of Brazilian solar panel market swells"
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
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"
22 September 2020
A Brazilian chain of dental clinics, Coife Odonto, is one of the finalists for the Franchising Brasil International Highlight Award, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, or Apex-Brasil, says. Apex-Brasil issued a written statement saying Coife Odonto opened in February its first clinic in China, called VIP Dental, in the southern city of Shenzhen. … Continue reading "Brazilian dentistry chain up for prize for thrust into China"
21 September 2020
The AliExpress arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will subsidise merchants that charge customers nothing to ship to Brazil purchases made on the AliExpress shopping website, Cifnews reports. The Chinese website quotes AliExpress as announcing in writing that the company will pay merchants 3 renminbi (about US$0.44) a time for shipping without … Continue reading "AliExpress to subsidise free shipping of purchases to Brazil"
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
The government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará says Chinese maker of wind turbines Mingyang Smart Energy Group Co. Ltd has agreed to set up wind farm offshore there. The state government issued a written announcement saying Mingyang Smart Energy chose the place because of its potential for wind power generation. The announcement says … Continue reading "Mingyang Smart Energy to set up wind farm off NE Brazil"
15 September 2020
The vaccination of Brazilians against the Covid-19 virus, using a vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd of China, could begin in January, the Globo website reports, citing a health official in the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo, Jean Gorinchteyn. The Brazilian news website quotes Mr Gorinchteyn as saying he hopes 46 million doses of … Continue reading "Brazil may begin using Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in January"
14 September 2020
A new film for children, “Dreams of Brazil”, tells the story of Chinese teenagers pursuing their ambitions as footballers in that internationally renowned hotbed of footballing talent, Brazil, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper quotes Huang Jun, the head of the Children’s Film Studio in Beijing, as telling a webinar that he … Continue reading "Film portrays Chinese footballers pursing Brazilian dream"
11 September 2020
The State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems at Beihang University in Beijing and the Fundação Dom Cabral business school in Brazil have agreed to get together to set up a virtual reality laboratory in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says the … Continue reading "Minas Gerais VR lab to be a Sino-Brazilian endeavour"
10 September 2020
The Chinese developer of CoronaVac has said preliminary results of trials of the potential vaccine against the Covid-19 virus indicate that it is safe and triggers immune responses in older people, Reuters reports. The news agency quotes Liu Peicheng, a spokesman for the developer, Sinovac Biotech Ltd, as saying in writing that CoronaVac caused no … Continue reading "Sinovac Biotech says its Covid-19 vaccine seems safe"
9 September 2020
Official data indicate that the amount of soybeans imported by China increased to 9.6 million tonnes last month, 11 percent more than a year earlier, as Chinese processors bought more Brazilian soybeans while they were cheap, Reuters reports. The news agency says weather favourable for growing soybeans increased the supply in Brazil, reining in prices … Continue reading "Big crop, low prices prompt China to buy Brazilian soybeans"
8 September 2020
Brazilian miner Vale SA says it has made its first sale of iron ore using blockchain technology, selling 176,000 tonnes to a company in China. Vale announced in writing that the ore was shipped from the Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal in Malaysia to Nanjing Iron & Steel Group International Trade Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of … Continue reading "First Vale iron ore sold using blockchain is bound for China"
8 September 2020
Hebei Foreign Studies University in northern China says it has begun teaching online an introductory course on Chinese culture meant for students in Brazil. The university announced on WeChat that 155 people applied for places on the course, and that 50 students specialising in various subjects at 48 universities in Brazil were accepted. The announcement … Continue reading "Chinese university begins teaching Brazilians online"
7 September 2020
Brazilian grain merchant Agribrasil means to raise up to 200 million reals (about US$37.4 million) for a port terminal in southern or northeastern Brazil, Reuters reports, citing Agribrasil Chief Executive Frederico Humberg. The news agency quotes Mr Humberg as saying Agribrasil intends to raise the money by going public next year at the B3 stock … Continue reading "Agribrasil wants a terminal as Chinese demand lifts revenue"
4 September 2020
The financial regulators in Brazil and China are studying the possibility of setting up a mechanism for direct currency clearing, Xinhua reports, citing Brazilian Vice-president Hamilton Mourão. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Mr Mourão as saying in an interview that the mechanism would reduce the cost of investment by one country in the other, … Continue reading "Sino-Brazilian currency clearing mechanism being considered"