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"
2 February 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 12.3 million patacas (about US$1.54 million) last year, nine times more than the year before. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service on Friday show that domestic exports, as opposed to re-exports, were worth 11.75 million … Continue reading "Macao exports to lusophone world jump to US$1.54 mln in 2020"
29 January 2021
The Portuguese Language Communication Association in Macao is inviting entries next month from lusophone parts of the world for a photography competition on the theme of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the association as saying pictures taken in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, … Continue reading "Lusophone photographers invited to enter Macao contest"
20 January 2021
The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) is planning to publish online a handbook on investment, Xinhua reports, citing IPIM Executive Director Lei Chou Sam. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Mr Lei as saying on Sunday the handbook will help enterprises penetrate markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, and will promote economic engagement. The … Continue reading "Online handbook to help businesses probe lusophone markets"
18 January 2021
The head of a Portuguese think-tank believes the European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment will boost the performance by Macao of its functions as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, and as a place for cultural exchanges. Observatory for China president Rui Lourido says in an article he wrote for … Continue reading "Sino-EU investment accord good for Macao, academic says"
14 January 2021
Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng believes Macao can help enterprises in the nearby southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to tap markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, his government said on Monday. The Macao government issued a written statement quoting Mr Ho as telling Shenzhen Municipal Committee secretary Wang Weizhong, that Macao is particularly keen to … Continue reading "Macao ready to help Shenzhen penetrate lusophone markets"
13 January 2021
A senior official of the southern Chinese city of Dongguan believes Macao can help his city engage with the Portuguese-speaking world in trade and other economic matters, the government of Macao said on Monday. The government issued a written statement quoting Dongguan Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman Liang Weidong as telling Macao Chief Executive … Continue reading "Dongguan views Macao as stepping stone to lusophone markets"
31 December 2020
The government of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan will send medical missions to Mozambique, Cabo Verde and Guinea-Bissau next year, the SCOL.com website reports. The Chinese website says the Chinese National Health Commission arranged for the medical missions. Each of the 35 medical staff involved has completed five months of training. The report quotes … Continue reading "Sichuan sending more medical missions to lusophone Africa"
23 December 2020
The Chief Executive, Mr Ho Iat Seng, called for all sectors of Macao society to continue upholding their spirit of loyalty to the country and to Macao, joining forces to move forward and make the city a better home for Macao people. The Government would persist in adhering to the principle of “One country, two … Continue reading "CE calls for united effort to make city a better home for Macao people"
23 December 2020
The Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC), Department of Portuguese, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), recently launched a new online column titled ‘Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Theme-based Article Series’. The centre holds activities on a regular basis to promote Portuguese language learning as well as Chinese and Portuguese culture, in order to … Continue reading "UM launches bilingual online column to promote Chinese and Portuguese culture"