22 April 2021
The Cabo Verdean authorities mean to use at least two Chinese-developed vaccines against COVID-19 that the World Health Organization has approved, Lusa reports, citing a Cabo Verdean health official, Jorge Barreto. Mr Barreto expects the vaccines to add to the Cabo Verdean stock, and so allow the inoculation of people nearer the back of the … Continue reading "Cabo Verde to use Chinese vaccines against COVID-19"
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"
14 April 2021
The University of Cabo Verde says its new campus in Praia, built in four years by a Chinese contractor with Chinese money, has been completed. The university will move onto the new campus in due course, according to a social media announcement the university posted last Friday. The campus will have 61 classrooms, 34 laboratories, … Continue reading "Longxin Group completes University of Cabo Verde campus"
31 March 2021
The ambassadors to China of Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique and Angola have toured the China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Innovation Demonstration Park in the southern Chinese city of Changsha, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says Macao members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee accompanied … Continue reading "Lusophone ambassadors to China visit Hunan cooperation facility"
30 March 2021
Governor Mao Weiming of the southern Chinese province of Hunan has said his government supports the establishment in the Hunan city of Changsha of a centre to facilitate exchanges by the province and the Portuguese-speaking world, the China News website reports. The Chinese state-run website says Mr Mao said so when he and the ambassadors … Continue reading "Gateway for trade between lusophone markets, Hunan envisaged"
26 March 2021
The Macao subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has announced the opening in the city of the ICBC Sino-Luso Research Centre, the China Finance Net website reports. The Chinese state-run website says the bank announced the opening of the centre at a conference on Tuesday. The report says the centre is the … Continue reading "ICBC opens Macao centre for research into intl engagement"
25 March 2021
A Macao-owned maker of Portuguese wine, Quinta da Marmeleira, is hoping to increase its sales in China, according to the China Brand and Development Project, which put on the 7th China Brand Innovation and Development Forum in Beijing. The China Brand and Development Project issued a written statement quoting Quinta da Marmeleira Director Lao Chao … Continue reading "Quinta da Marmeleira aiming for more business in China"
18 March 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, received on March 17 a delegation headed by the Coordinator of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Shaoyun. The two sides exchanged opinions on strengthening cooperation, boosting Macao’s platform role between China and … Continue reading "Delegation of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province visited the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
5 March 2021
A prominent Chinese academic, Wang Chengan, believes China and lusophone countries are a good match for trading purposes, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Mr Chengan is the leading authority in his field at the University of International Business and Economics Centre for Studies on China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, and that … Continue reading "China, lusophone countries considered well matched for trade"
4 March 2021
On March 3, 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, welcomed to the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao a delegation from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation. The visiting … Continue reading "Representatives from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation visit Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
4 March 2021
An adviser of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Oriol Caudevilla, thinks Macao should exploit its ties to the Portuguese-speaking world to get into the business of green finance. Mr Caudevilla, who sits on the committees of the association that deal with blockchain business, digital banking and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, says so … Continue reading "Macao urged to use foreign ties to get into green finance"
4 March 2021
The Lusophone Markets Business Association is considering setting up an outpost in the Nansha district of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to help companies doing business between China and the Portuguese-speaking world to attract investors and advertise, the Macau Daily News reports. The newspaper says some members of the association have called for the … Continue reading "Springboard for international business mooted for Nansha"
3 March 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 160,000 patacas (about US$20,000) in January, over five times the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all merchandise exports in January were domestic exports, as opposed to … Continue reading "Macao January exports to Portuguese-speaking world quintuple"
3 March 2021
The head of the Macao Polytechnic Institute International Portuguese Training Centre, Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, believes the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will facilitate academic cooperation by China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the institute says. The Macao Polytechnic Institute issued a written statement quoting Mr Ramos de Carvalho as saying so at … Continue reading "Closer academic ties between China, lusophone world forecast"
3 March 2021
The China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration says it has formed a committee of lusophone experts to set and grade tests for translators and interpreters of Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, which will be introduced in June. The administration issued last week a written statement saying six of the 12 highly qualified translators and interpreters that … Continue reading "Lusophone committee to set translation, interpretation tests"
22 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$145.185 billion in the period from January to December 2020. It represented a 2.98 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$101.949 billion to China in 2020, down by 3.43 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$145.19 bln in 2020"
9 February 2021
The Chinese Government has agreed to give Cabo Verde US$1.5 million worth of technical help with ensuring its food security, notably by farming seaweed, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the assistance is part of the South-South Cooperation Programme undertaken by China and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The report says one aspect … Continue reading "Chinese Govt to help Cabo Verde start farming seaweed"
8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$132.312 billion in the period from January to November 2020. It represented a 1.43 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$93.9 billion to China in the first 11 months of 2020 – a decrease of 2.0 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$132.31 bln in January-November 2020"
8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$118.912 billion in the period from January to October 2020. It represented a 2.07 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$85.426 billion to China in the first 10 months of 2020 – a decrease of 1.31 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$118.91 bln in January-October 2020"
3 February 2021
Representatives of Cabo Verde and China signed last week in the Cabo Verdean capital, Praia, two economic and technical cooperation agreements together worth 100 million yuan (about US$15.5 million), Lusa reports. One of the agreements is for China to pay for mother-and-baby facilities to be added to the Mindelo Hospital on the Cabo Verdean island … Continue reading "China to fund maternity facilities at Cabo Verdean hospital"