11 August 2020
Macao Lawyers Association President Jorge Neto Valente has said he wants businesses to avail of commercial arbitration in the city, particularly businesses in the Portuguese-speaking world and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Macao government says. The Legal Affairs Bureau issued a written statement quoting Mr Neto Valente as calling for more advertising abroad … Continue reading "Use Macao for commercial arbitration, legal luminary says"
7 August 2020
Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking Countries could issue green bonds in Macao and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Management. The report by the Lusa news agency quoted the academic as saying that Macao’s historic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Macao could be platform for green bonds, says academic"
6 August 2020
Macao Legislative Assembly Member José Pereira Coutinho has called for long-haul air services between Macao and the rest of the world – in particular, the Portuguese-speaking world, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Mr Pereira Coutinho as saying the city could become a staging post for Mainland Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Mr Pereira … Continue reading "Lawmaker calls for intercontinental flights to Macao"
3 August 2020
The State Reference Laboratory for Lunar and Planetary Science at Macau University of Science and Technology is preparing a project in Portugal and Cabo Verde to help the search for life on Mars, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the head of astrobiology at the laboratory, André Antunes, as saying the Covid-19 pandemic has … Continue reading "Lab in Macao involved in Chinese quest for life on Mars"
30 July 2020
Paradise Soaps of Cabo Verde intends to begin exporting the natural soap and shampoo it makes to Asia and Europe, starting with Macao, Inforpress reports, citing the proprietor, Inês Silva. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes Ms Silva as saying she hopes to resume within two months exporting Paradise Soaps products to the United … Continue reading "Cabo Verdean maker of soap, shampoo eyes Macao market"
29 July 2020
Cabo Verdean Agriculture and Environment Minister Gilberto Silva has said China will join in an international endeavour to eradicate millipedes infesting farms on the northern Cabo Verdean island of Santo Antão, RTC reports. The Cabo Verdean public broadcaster quotes Mr Silva as saying during a visit to Santo Antão by a delegation led by Prime-Minister … Continue reading "China to help drive to rid Cabo Verdean island of millipedes"
27 July 2020
“Macao Franchise Expo 2020” (MFE) will be held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October. In order to further interest the general public in franchise business and to enable more companies to learn how to improve their brand’s competitiveness through online training, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will work with … Continue reading "”Macao Franchise Expo 2020 Online Training Seminar” Opens for Applications to Improves Competitiveness of SMEs’ Brands"
24 July 2020
Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva of Cabo Verde says the Portelinha public housing complex on the Cabo Verdean island of São Vicente should be ready for occupation by next April. The Cabo Verdean government issued a written statement quoting Mr Correia e Silva as saying while visiting the site of the complex that the … Continue reading "Chinese builder to have Cabo Verdean homes finished in April 2021"
20 July 2020
The construction of a big hospital on the Cabo Verdean island of São Vicente, which China is financing, will be finished in a few years, Expresso das Ilhas reports, quoting Cabo Verdean Health Minister Arlindo do Rosário. The Cabo Verdean newspaper quotes Mr do Rosário as saying the hospital will have much-needed facilities for dialysis, … Continue reading "China paying for hospital being built on Cabo Verdean island"
17 July 2020
The authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong intend to set up on the island of Hengqin, which abuts Macao, an office for collaboration by prosecutors in China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Nanfang Daily reports. The newspaper quotes the senior prosecutor on the island, Zhou Liren, as saying the office will better protect … Continue reading "Hengqin to have office for intl collaboration by prosecutors"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$51.775 billion in the period from January to May 2020. It represented a 12.0 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$37.1 billion to China in the first five months of 2020 – a fall of 12.93 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$51.8 bln in January-May 2020"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$41.828 billion in the period from January to April 2020. It represented a 9.57 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$30.103 billion to China in the first four months of 2020 – a fall of 10.74 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$41.8 bln in January-April 2020"
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"