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"
22 June 2020
President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guiné-Bissau has appointed António Serifo Embaló as the Guinéan Ambassador to China, replacing Malam Sambu, O Democrata reports, citing a presidential order. The Guinéan newspaper says Mr Serifo Embaló is a member of the legislature belonging to the Social Renovation Party, the third-largest in the chamber, and was a minister … Continue reading "Guiné-Bissau makes António Serifo its ambassador in Beijing"
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"
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"
12 June 2020
Guiné-Bissau intends to seek an agreement with China about exploiting Guinéan fishing grounds, similar to an agreement between Guiné-Bissau and the European Union, Lusa reports, quoting Guinéan Minister of Fishing Malam Sambú as saying on Tuesday. The Portuguese news agency says 70 Chinese-owned vessels are fishing in Guinéan waters at present. The Guinéan-EU agreement, in … Continue reading "Deal sought on Chinese access to Guinéan fishing grounds"
11 June 2020
In order to demonstrate Macao’s advantages as the Sino-Portuguese financial service platform and boost industry-academia development in higher education, on 10 June 2020, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and The Macau Association of Banks (ABM) signed the Cooperation Protocol on the ‘Chinese-Portuguese/Portuguese-Chinese Official Document Translation System’ and the Protocol on ‘The Macau Association of Banks … Continue reading "Macao Polytechnic Institute and The Macau Association of Banks Sign Protocol on Machine Translation System for ‘Finance + Technology’ Development"
1 June 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$31.968 billion in the period from January to March 2020. It represented a 5.13 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$23.227 billion to China in the first three months of 2020 – a decline of 5.15 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$31.97bln in January-March 2020"
19 May 2020
A new reference document says economic engagement by China and the Portuguese-speaking world can help develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says the document is the Sino-Lusophone Economic and Trade Cooperation Blue Book, published jointly by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, … Continue reading "Greater role for Macao in international engagement envisaged"
18 May 2020
Chinese Ambassador to Guiné-Bissau Jin Hongjun has said China is helping Guiné-Bissau counter the Covid-19 pandemic, Agência de Notícias da Guiné (ANG) reports. The Guinéan state-run news agency quotes Mr Jin as saying he met Guinéan President Umaro Sissoco Embaló last week and told him about the Chinese experience of countering the pandemic. Mr Jin … Continue reading "Envoy says China helping Guiné-Bissau keep Covid-19 at bay"
8 May 2020
In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) has donated face masks and medical protective suits to eight member countries of the Forum to help them cope with the epidemic. On 4 May, the Permanent Secretariat, in partnership with … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao organised donation of personal protection equipment to Portuguese-speaking Countries United to overcome challenges, solidarity in combating the epidemic"
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