27 July 2021
The Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index Report 2021 shows that the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Co-operation and Development Fund has spurred investment by Chinese companies in Portuguese-speaking markets, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. The document shows that the fund managers have focused on investment in infrastructure, clean energy and healthcare, according … Continue reading "Fund spurs Chinese investment in lusophone world"
26 July 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$38.491 billion in the period from January to March 2021. It represented a 20.41 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$25.283 billion to China in the first three months of 2021 – an increase of 8.86 percent year-on-year. The value … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$38.49bln in January-March 2020"
Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao hosts parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”
26 July 2021
The parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”, part of the official programme of the 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), was held at the Venetian Macao’s convention and exhibition centre, on … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao hosts parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”"
26 July 2021
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says it will present a series of public lectures by renowned academic authorities on various aspects of China and the Portuguese-speaking world. The institute announced in writing yesterday that Forum of Higher Education Management in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions President Margarida Mano would give the first lecture, entitled “Global Challenges … Continue reading "Macao poly lectures to cover nexus of China, lusophone world"
19 July 2021
The University of Cabo Verde will be able next Friday to take possession of the facilities on its new campus in Praia, just in time for the new academic year, the university says, citing Cabo Verdean Education Minister Amadeu Cruz. Mr Cruz disclosed the date when he and University of Cabo Verde Rector Judite Medina … Continue reading "University of Cabo Verde set to occupy Chinese-built campus"
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"
Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits ‘100 Years of the Communist Party of China’ photo exhibition
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"
Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and Macao Government Tourism Office jointly host ‘Promotion Seminar of Tourism Products for Portuguese-speaking Countries’
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"
Opening of exhibition by Cabo Verdean artist Eduardo Bentub as part of the ‘Lusophone Polychromes’ exhibition series
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"
Submission period extended for entries in Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries
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"