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"
4 June 2021
The Chinese Embassy in Brasilia and the Brazilian Center for International Relations have jointly held online a conference on green trade and sustainable development, CCTV reports. The conference, on Monday, heard about the Chinese experience of reducing economic dependence on carbon, according to a report carried by the Chinese state-run broadcaster the day after. The … Continue reading "Sino-Brazilian conference mulls green trade, sustainability"
3 June 2021
The first Chinese school in Brazil, giving instruction in Mandarin, Portuguese and English, has opened in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Estadão reports. The Brazilian newspaper says the Escola Chinesa Internacional is supported by the authorities in China and financed by Chinese living in Brazil. The report quotes School Director Yuan Aiping as saying … Continue reading "First Chinese school in Brazil opens in Rio de Janeiro"
3 June 2021
The renovated Macao Grand Prix Museum makes a point of commemorating Brazilian star driver Ayrton Senna’s victory in the first Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, in 1983, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) says. The museum contains a mural depicting Senna’s victory sculpted by Portuguese graffiti artist Vhils, whose real name is Alexandre Farto, the … Continue reading "Renovated Macao Grand Prix Museum celebrates Brazilian star"
2 June 2021
Sinovac Biotech Ltd of China has opened in Beijing a centre to develop vaccines against COVID-19 for the bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS), Xinhua reports. The BRICS Vaccine Research and Development Centre is meant to prompt production of acceptable vaccines, and recognition among members of the bloc of each … Continue reading "COVID-19 vaccine R&D centre opens in Beijing to serve BRICS"
1 June 2021
The University of Macau (UM) and Shaanxi University of Technology recently held the International Conference on Medicinal and Food Plant Research and the Third Sino-Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) Symposium on Natural Products and Biodiversity Resources. As a hybrid multi-venue event that involved both virtual and in-person elements, the conference attracted over 300 scholars … Continue reading "UM holds Sino-CPLP Symposium on Natural Products and Biodiversity Resources"
31 May 2021
A Valemax bulk carrier loaded with 398,000 tonnes of iron ore shipped by Brazilian miner Vale SA has arrived at the southeastern Chinese port of Luoyu, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency says the arrival of the ship on Wednesday showed that Luoyu is now the sixth-biggest port in China … Continue reading "Valemax shipload of Brazilian iron ore reaches port of Luoyu"
28 May 2021
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, or Fiocruz, has resumed making in Brazila vaccine against COVID-19, after receiving from China a new batch of the necessary ingredients, Agência Brasil reports. The Brazilian state-run news agency says production resumed on Tuesday with ingredients that arrived on Saturday, enough to make about 12 million doses of the vaccine marketed … Continue reading "Fiocruz resumes making vaccine with Chinese ingredients"
27 May 2021
Governor Huang Qiang of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan would welcome the establishment of a Brazilian consulate in the province to increase Sino-Brazilian engagement, his government says. A written statement issued by the Sichuan People’s Provincial Government quotes Mr Huang as saying so when he met Brazilian Ambassador to China Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita … Continue reading "Governor calls for Brazilian consulate in Sichuan"
26 May 2021
Macao Legislative Assembly Member Song Pek Kei has called for the setting-up of an institution to provide export credit insurance, with a view to increasing trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, Hoje Macau reports. The newspaper quotes Ms Song as telling the assembly that the insurer would protect small and medium enterprises in Macao … Continue reading "Legislator calls for export credit insurance for Macao SMEs"
25 May 2021
BRF SA Chief Executive Lorival Luz has said the Brazilian supplier of meat is looking for new opportunities to increase the business it does in China by producing meat there, Reuters reports. The news agency quotes Mr Luz as saying during a gathering online last week that BRF sells in China over 30 per cent … Continue reading "BRF considering China as a place for production of meat"
24 May 2021
The health industry regulator in Brazil, Anvisa, says it has been asked for permission for emergency use of there of Convidecia, a single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 developed in China. Belcher Farmacêutica of Brazil, representing CanSino Biologics of China, asked for permission on Tuesday, Anvisa announced in writing the day after. If the paperwork is in … Continue reading "Request made to use new Chinese COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil"
MPI participates in Online Forum on Models and Experiences of Institutional Quality Assurance in Higher Education
24 May 2021
In order to contribute to the reinforcement of the role of Macao as a basis for intercultural sharing and a platform for Sino-Lusophone cooperation, and with the aim of sharing with the Higher Education Institutions of Portuguese Speaking Countries and Regions the experiences of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) in institutional quality improvement processes, the … Continue reading "MPI participates in Online Forum on Models and Experiences of Institutional Quality Assurance in Higher Education"