29 June 2020
An eight-month web promotion campaign on business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries, co-sponsored by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, will be launched next month. Starting from July till February 2021, the campaign will feature one Portuguese-speaking country … Continue reading "Web promotion of business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries to begin next month"
26 June 2020
The Cabo Verdean cabinet will soon appoint the heads of the Universidade Técnica do Atlântico (UTA), a university set up in Cabo Verde six months ago to concentrate on sciences to do with the sea, Inforpress reports, quoting Maritime Economy Minister Paulo Veiga. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes Mr Veiga as saying while … Continue reading "Heads of Cabo Verdean sea-focussed college to be named soon"
24 June 2020
The Portelinha public housing complex in Ribeira da Craquinha on the Cabo Verdean island of São Vicente should be ready for occupation in May or June next year, Inforpress reports, quoting Cabo Verdean Maritime Economy Minister Paulo Veiga. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes Mr Veiga as saying during a visit to the site … Continue reading "Chinese-built housing in Cabo Verde ready in mid-2021"
18 June 2020
The Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series opened at 20:00 (Beijing time) on 16 June, and the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and several other government officials of Macao joined the online seminar with officials and government representatives from other Portuguese-speaking countries via a video link. The webinar series are scheduled … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao takes part in Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series"
17 June 2020
Chinese businessman Lin Ji invested over 120 million escudos (about US$1.2 million) in his Sol Nascente medical clinic, which opened Friday in Mindelo on the Cabo Verdean island of São Vicente, Inforpress reports. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes the manager, Adilson Santos, as saying the clinic and its staff of 15 can offer … Continue reading "Chinese investor opens medical clinic in Cabo Verde"
16 June 2020
China is preparing another batch of medical supplies intended to help Cabo Verde counter the Covid-19 pandemic, Inforpress reports, citing Chinese Ambassador to Cabo Verde Du Xiaocong. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes an open letter from Mr Du as saying he was moved by Cabo Verdean Health Minister Arlindo do Rosário’s promise to … Continue reading "China to send Cabo Verde more supplies for curbing pandemic"
15 June 2020
The Macau Association of Banks signed on Wednesday a cooperation protocol to let its members use the system developed by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) for automatically translating Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, MPI says. A written announcement by MPI quotes the head of the banking association, Ip Sio Kai, as saying the use of … Continue reading "Macao banks to use MPI automatic translation system"
8 June 2020
The Cabo Verdean legislature has passed a bill to set up a maritime special economic zone on and around the island of São Vicente, which China will back, A Nação reports. The Cabo Verdean newspaper says the members voted for the bill unanimously. The report says the bill sets out how to organise, develop and … Continue reading "Cabo Verdean lawmakers pass maritime economic zone bill"
1 June 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$31.968 billion in the period from January to March 2020. It represented a 5.13 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$23.227 billion to China in the first three months of 2020 – a decline of 5.15 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$31.97bln in January-March 2020"
19 May 2020
A new reference document says economic engagement by China and the Portuguese-speaking world can help develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says the document is the Sino-Lusophone Economic and Trade Cooperation Blue Book, published jointly by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, … Continue reading "Greater role for Macao in international engagement envisaged"
14 May 2020
The Association of Chinese Companies in Cabo Verde has contributed 6.5 million escudos (about US$63,800) to the Cabo Verdean government’s emergency fund for countering the Covid-19 pandemic, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes the head of the association, Zhang Dengquan, as saying: “Our companies are also part of Cape Verdean society, and have … Continue reading "Chinese companies helping Cabo Verde keep Covid-19 at bay"
8 May 2020
In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) has donated face masks and medical protective suits to eight member countries of the Forum to help them cope with the epidemic. On 4 May, the Permanent Secretariat, in partnership with … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao organised donation of personal protection equipment to Portuguese-speaking Countries United to overcome challenges, solidarity in combating the epidemic"
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