12 May 2021
South China Agricultural University in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CITIC Group Corp., will open in Brazil next Tuesday a facility for breeding soybean plants, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes an official of the university, Sherry Yuan Juhua, as saying … Continue reading "Chinese farm partnership to breed soybean plants in Brazil"
10 May 2021
The Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival has opened in Shanghai with a Brazilian film, “Central Station”, the Fosun Foundation says. A social media post by the foundation says the film was shown on Wednesday in the Fosun Foundation building in Shanghai. The foundation says screenings of two Portuguese films, “Mother Knows Best” and “Cats Don’t Have … Continue reading "Shanghai holds Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival"
10 May 2021
With the objective of contributing to the reinforcement of Macao’s role as a Sino-Lusophone cooperation platform and improving the knowledge of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao among Higher Education Institutions in Lusophone countries and regions, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, will host the 11th conference of FORGES (Forum of Higher … Continue reading "MPI co-hosts the 11th Conference of International Network of Higher Education Institutions of Portuguese Speaking Countries"
10 May 2021
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says it is beginning today a programme of promotion of products of the Portuguese-speaking world, notably food and drink. On the programme are six gatherings, to be held in the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Products Exhibition Centre in Macao between today and July 25, and attended by … Continue reading "IPIM events to promote food produced in lusophone countries"
6 May 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$25.028 billion in the period from January to February 2021. It represented a 17.09 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$16.128 billion to China in the first two months of 2021 – a rise of 2.57 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$25.03bln in January-February 2021"
6 May 2021
Rio Paraná Energia SA, a Brazilian subsidiary of Chinese state-owned China Three Gorges Corp. (CTG) is issuing 845 million reals (US$155.2 million) of debt paper so it can upgrade two hydroelectric power stations in Brazil. The Rio Paraná Energia board approved last week the sale of 10-year debt to raise money to invest in the … Continue reading "Brazilian arm of CTG borrowing to improve power stations"
5 May 2021
Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries topped US$13.139 billion in the first month of 2021, an increase of 4.5 percent from a year earlier and a 2.14-percent rise from the previous month, according to data from China Customs. In January, the value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.254 billion, down by 0.24 percent year-on-year but … Continue reading "China, Portuguese-speaking Countries trade tops US$13.13bln in Jan 2021"
5 May 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 291,400 patacas (about US$36,500) in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all first-quarter exports were domestic exports, … Continue reading "Q1 exports by Macao to lusophone world double to US$36,500"
5 May 2021
Brazil is building up its capacity to make vaccines against COVID-19, including those developed in China, so it can supply other countries, the Global Times reports, citing Brazilian Ambassador to China Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita. Brazil hopes to make or to get from China or other countries more than enough vaccine to inoculate all Brazilians … Continue reading "Brazil aiming to widen market for Chinese-developed vaccines"
4 May 2021
In late April 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, led a Forum Macao delegation on a visit to Beijing. The delegation paid courtesy visits to, respectively, the Ambassadors or attachés in China of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Beijing"
4 May 2021
China Development Integration Ltd of Hong Kong and state-owned China Machinery Engineering Corp. say they have a deal on the engineering, procurement, construction, and financing of a solar farm with a capacity of 1,100 megawatts in the southeastern Brazilian port of Açu. The US$1 billion project will be financed in part by Chinese equity funds, … Continue reading "Chinese companies to build solar farm at Brazilian port"
4 May 2021
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and the University of Porto in northern Portugal have together put out the second issue of Orientes do Português, the first international academic journal published in Asia in Portuguese, the MPI says. The new issue contains an article on the life and work of João Malaca Casteleiro, a Portuguese linguist … Continue reading "New issue of Asian academic journal in Portuguese published"
30 April 2021
A Portuguese lawyer in Macao, Frederico Rato, has become the first lawyer in the city to sit on the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, which intends to mediate in trade disputes between parties in China and in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, Lusa reports. The commission, over the Macao border in the mainland Chinese city of Guangzhou, … Continue reading "Macao lawyer to help settle international trade disputes"
30 April 2021
The Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers, or Abrapa, and the China Cotton Association (CCA) have agreed to cooperate, Abrapa says. They have agreed to spur technical training and exchanges of information for the benefit of the cotton supply chain linking China and Brazil, Abrapa announced in writing on Tuesday, the day after the agreement was … Continue reading "Brazilian, Chinese cotton industry bodies to cooperate"
27 April 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for entries in the contest, from April 30 to May 14, 2021. 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 … Continue reading "Registration period for Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries extended"
26 April 2021
The Ant Group payments service arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy 5 per cent of Dotz, the operator of a customer loyalty programme in Brazil, Reuters reports. The news agency quotes Dotz as telling the stock market on Wednesday that it has a deal with Ant Group to … Continue reading "Ant Group to buy 5 pct of Dotz loyalty programme company"
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"