7 July 2021
The head of the Portuguese Institute of the Orient in Macao, Joaquim Ramos, expects exponential growth in demand for certification of proficiency in Portuguese as a foreign language, Plataforma Macau reports. The publication quotes Mr Ramos as saying in an interview that the institute tests about 400 candidates for certification each year, a growing proportion … Continue reading "More demand for language proficiency certification forecast"
6 July 2021
The authorities in Brazil granted more working visas to qualified Chinese than to applicants of any other nationality last year, the Brazilian International Migration Observatory says. The observatory, a government body, says in a document published last month that the authorities granted the next-highest numbers of working visas to Americans, then Japanese, and then French … Continue reading "Chinese the most numerous recipients of Brazilian work visas"
5 July 2021
The Chinese Consulate-General in Recife, in northeastern Brazil, says it has held online a seminar about the development of China and the prospects for Sino-Brazilian cooperation. Academics and officials in China and Brazil attended, according to a written statement issued by the consulate-general. The seminar was held on Tuesday to mark 100 years since the … Continue reading "Future of Sino-Brazilian cooperation discussed in seminar"
2 July 2021
Another 1 million doses of CoronaVac, a vaccine against COVID-19 devised by Sinovac Biotech Ltd of China, have reached Brazil, Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Yang Wangming says. The shipment of vaccine arrived on Tuesday and was delivered to the Instituto Butantan, a state-owned biomedical research institute in the southern Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr … Continue reading "Instituto Butantan gets 1 million more doses of CoronaVac"
1 July 2021
CULines, together with another Chinese company, state-owned COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Co. Ltd, will start on July 15 an express direct shipping service carrying containers between the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo and the southern Brazilian port of Santos, CULines says. The ship Cosco Shipping Honor is due to complete the outward leg of its … Continue reading "CULines to start container service between Ningbo and Santos"
30 June 2021
Two Chinese companies and Vale Indonesia, a subsidiary of Brazilian miner Vale SA, have formed a joint venture to build and operate a nickel processing plant in Indonesia, the People’s Daily reports. Vale Indonesia owns 49 per cent of the venture, while Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd and Taiyuan Iron and Steel Co. Ltd, a … Continue reading "Sino-Brazilian joint venture to process nickel in Indonesia"
29 June 2021
A ship carrying 25,000 protective suits for frontliners in the struggle against COVID-19 in Brazil sails from China today, and is due to unload them in the southern Brazilian port of Santos in a couple of months, the Brazilian government says. The suits are a gift from ByteDance Ltd, the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs … Continue reading "ByteDance giving Brazil 25,000 COVID-19 protective suits"
29 June 2021
Official data indicate that Macao residents held at the end of last year securities issued in Portugal or Brazil representing investment in those lusophone countries worth 494.1 million patacas (about US$61.7 million). Figures given by the Monetary Authority of Macao and the Macao Statistics and Census Service show the current market value of portfolio investments … Continue reading "Macao holdings of securities in lusophone world US$61.7 mln"
25 June 2021
The 32nd Enterprise Internationalization Forum will discuss today opportunities for partnerships linking businesses or institutions in Brazil, Portugal and China, the organisers of the videoconference say. Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association President Alberto Carvalho Neto will tell the conference about how Brazil can exploit the growing ties between China and the Portuguese-speaking world to gain access … Continue reading "Partnerships linking Brazil, Portugal, China on the agenda"
25 June 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for submission of entries. The contest is jointly organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-Operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) and the Centre for Portuguese Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute. Taking into account … Continue reading "Submission period extended for entries in Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries"
24 June 2021
Brazilian growers and dealers hope to begin this year selling China more sorts of fresh fruit, including grapes and mangoes, Xinhua reports, citing Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias. Melons are the only sort of fresh fruit that Brazil sells China at present, and her country would like China to accept other sorts, the Chinese … Continue reading "Brazil hoping to begin exporting grapes, mangoes to China"
23 June 2021
Construction of a bridge in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia by a consortium of China Communications Construction Co. Ltd and China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corp. will create 8,000 jobs, the People’s Daily says. The partners, both Chinese state-owned enterprises, will build a 12.4 km bridge linking the state capital, Salvador, to the island … Continue reading "Chinese bridge builders to create 8,000 jobs in Brazil"
23 June 2021
On June 18, the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) convened a meeting in Beijing. The meeting was headed by Mr Ding Tian, Deputy Secretary-General of Forum Macao. It was attended by Mr Li Xiaohui, Deputy Director of the Department of Taiwan, Hong Kong and … Continue reading "Forum Macao hosts meeting in Beijing"
21 June 2021
Strong demand from China has increased exports of cotton by Brazil to 2.24 million tonnes so far in the year ending June 30, or 23 per cent more than in the corresponding period a year ago, the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers, or Abrapa, says, citing Brazilian official figures. China was the biggest buyer of … Continue reading "Demand from China boosting Brazilian exports of cotton"
21 June 2021
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade President Gao Yan has called for Macao to intensify its effort to serve as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world do business, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Ms Gao as telling the 2021 Mainland-Macao Business Associations Joint Conference, … Continue reading "Macao urged to work harder to spur international trade"
18 June 2021
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China and Brazilian companies WDC Networks and HDT Energy have formed a partnership to apply artificial intelligence and high-performance optimisers with lithium batteries in the generation of solar power, the BN Americas website reports. The website, citing a written statement by Huawei, says HDT Energy, already a partner of Huawei, … Continue reading "Huawei, Brazilian partners to use AI in farming solar energy"
16 June 2021
Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd (PowerChina) says a subsidiary will carry out a trial with a view to improving two solar farms in Brazil. CGN Brazil Energy Holdings Ltd, an arm of state-owned China General Nuclear Power Corp., has contracted the subsidiary, SEPCO1 Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd, to improve inverters attached to five … Continue reading "PowerChina to try out improvements to solar farms in Brazil"
15 June 2021
Brazilian miner Mineração Buritirama SA has taken an order from China Minmetals Corp. for a 10-year supply of manganese, Valor Económico reports. Mineração Buritirama will supply the manganese at the rate of 1.5 million tonnes a year, and the Chinese state-owned trading company will make an advance payment of US$400 million, according to a report … Continue reading "Mineração Buritirama sells China 15 mln tonnes of manganese"
15 June 2021
S&P Global Platts Analytics forecasts that Brazilian exports of soybeans will be greater this month than a year ago, because of strong demand in China. The monitor of commodities markets says in a report it published on Tuesday that Chinese demand for soybeans has leapt as pig farming there recovers from an outbreak of African … Continue reading "June exports of Brazilian soybeans tipped to grow"
11 June 2021
Brazilian video streaming service Globoplay has shown online a documentary about the effort to vaccinate the people of the central Chinese city of Wuhan against COVID-19 and so restore life there to normal, the China Daily reports. The Chinese state-run newspaper says the video was the fifth in a series of documentaries called “The Vaccine … Continue reading "Globoplay documentary looks at vaccination drive in Wuhan"