14 July 2021
Macao, Portuguese and lusophone African architects have volunteered their services to help improve shanty towns in Brasília, Lusa reports, citing International Council of Portuguese Language Architects President Rui Leão. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Leão, a Macao architect, as saying the volunteers will work with the inhabitants of 10 big shantytowns there. He said … Continue reading "Lusophone architects to help improve Brazilian shanty towns"
14 July 2021
Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao Mr Paulo Jorge Rodrigues do Espírito Santo – together with the Representatives of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, and their respective families – visited on July 12 a photography exhibition in Macao celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits ‘100 Years of the Communist Party of China’ photo exhibition"
13 July 2021
The 9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (referred to as the “Expo” or “MITE”) culminated in success on Sunday (11 July). Held from 9 – 11 July, the three-day Expo admitted close to 24,000 spectators and facilitated signing of 39 contracts. A total of 4,974 business-to-business meetings were conducted while the cumulative view counts hit 7.81 … Continue reading "9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo culminated in success"
12 July 2021
The Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) and Macao Government Tourism Office jointly held on July 9 the “Promotion Seminar of Tourism Products from Portuguese-speaking Countries”. The event took place at 2pm in Cotai Expo’s Sicily Ballroom, at the Venetian Macao resort. The seminar aimed … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and Macao Government Tourism Office jointly host ‘Promotion Seminar of Tourism Products for Portuguese-speaking Countries’"
12 July 2021
AS King Medical Products Ltd of Macao has been supplying masks to Portuguese-speaking parts of the world to protect their people against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macao Daily News reports. AS King spent over US$1 million on building and equipping a factory in Macao to supply surgical masks to the city, to lusophone countries and … Continue reading "Macao-made masks help curb COVID-19 in lusophone countries"
7 July 2021
After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macao International Documentary Film Festival is back on the calendar this year, and Portuguese-language productions are a feature of the programme. The festival, the fifth, is due to open on Friday and end on July 25. Among the Portuguese documentaries on the programme is “The … Continue reading "Macao International Documentary Film Festival returns"
7 July 2021
The head of the Portuguese Institute of the Orient in Macao, Joaquim Ramos, expects exponential growth in demand for certification of proficiency in Portuguese as a foreign language, Plataforma Macau reports. The publication quotes Mr Ramos as saying in an interview that the institute tests about 400 candidates for certification each year, a growing proportion … Continue reading "More demand for language proficiency certification forecast"
5 July 2021
The inauguration ceremony for the “10 small pieces of land, independent, in the middle of the Atlantic” exhibition, featuring work by Cabo Verdean artist Eduardo Bentub, was held at the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Commercial and Trade Service Platform Complex on Friday, July 2, at 6.30pm. The event was organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum … Continue reading "Opening of exhibition by Cabo Verdean artist Eduardo Bentub as part of the ‘Lusophone Polychromes’ exhibition series"
25 June 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for submission of entries. 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 Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute. Taking into account … Continue reading "Submission period extended for entries in Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries"
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
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
Chinese and African companies stuck 15 deals together worth US$5.1 million at the 2021 China-Africa Online Matchmaking for Agri-products trade fair, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-run website says over 30 companies that deal in agricultural products such as cashew nuts, sesame seed and spices were represented at the fair, which was held online … Continue reading "US$5.1 mln of deals done at Sino-African trade fair online"
17 June 2021
The City University of Macau Institute for Research on Portuguese-speaking Countries is getting ready to publish an academic study on Guinea-Bissau written in Chinese, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the study is one of a series giving an academic basis for cooperation by China and the lusophone world. The institute published last week … Continue reading "City University of Macau to publish study on Guinea-Bissau"
15 June 2021
Cabo Verde is about to take delivery of its first 50,000 doses of a vaccine against COVID-19 supplied by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd of China, Lusa reports, citing Cabo Verdean Health Minister Arlindo do Rosário. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr do Rosário as saying on Wednesday that the order will raise to almost 200,000 … Continue reading "Cabo Verde to receive first doses of Sinopharm vaccine"
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"
21 May 2021
Macao enterprises have struck deals to sell goods produced in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world to buyers in the city of Nanjing, capital of the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, according to the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM. IPIM issued a written statement saying the deals were done in a business-matching session … Continue reading "Macao dealers sell products of lusophone world in Nanjing"
20 May 2021
The “Macao Week in Jiangsu” roadshow was held splendidly along the Pedestrian Street at Confucius Temple in Nanjing for four days in a row from 14 – 17 May, in tandem with the offline and online promotions to raise Macao’s profile as a healthy, safe and quality destination and attract Mainland visitors to Macao. The … Continue reading "“Macao Week in Jiangsu” abounds with spectators Radiating Macao’s “tourism +” glamour for four days"
20 May 2021
Governor Hui Jianlin of the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu believes Macao, by functioning as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, can help Jiangsu enterprises penetrate lusophone markets, the Macao SAR Government says. Mr Hui said so when he met Macao Secretary for the Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong … Continue reading "Jiangsu wants Macao help to penetrate lusophone markets"
18 May 2021
A demonstration of how to prepare Macanese and Portuguese food, a feature of Macao Week in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, was shown live online, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) says. The MGTO issued a written statement saying the demonstration was given last Saturday at the Jinling Hotel in the provincial capital, Nanjing, … Continue reading "Chef demonstrates Macanese, Portuguese cooking in Nanjing"
13 May 2021
The Macao Pavilion at the first China International Consumer Products Expo, in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, promoted sales of over 50 kinds of food and drink supplied by 13 producers in lusophone countries, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. IPIM set up the pavilion to show how Macao … Continue reading "Sales of food from lusophone countries promoted in Hainan"