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"
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"
16 July 2021
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has made arrangements for storing and distributing food aid from China once it arrives in Guinea-Bissau, the Chinese Embassy in Bissau says. The WFP representative in Guinea-Bissau, João Manja, said so when he and Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce met on Monday to discuss cooperation, according to the … Continue reading "WFP all set to hand out Chinese food aid in Guinea-Bissau"
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"
2 July 2021
Deputy Prime Minister Soares Sambú of Guinea-Bissau has commended the development of China, and expressed hope for a stronger Sino-Guinean relationship, the Chinese Embassy in Bissau says. A written statement issued by the embassy on Tuesday says Mr Sambú did so when he met Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce last Friday to convey congratulations … Continue reading "Deputy PM calls for closer ties between China, Guinea-Bissau"
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"
24 June 2021
Guinea-Bissau will soon begin inoculating its people against COVID-19 with a vaccine supplied by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd of China, Lusa reports, quoting the African country’s High Commission for COVID-19 secretary Plácido Cardoso. The Portuguese news agency says neighbouring Senegal presented Guinea-Bissau with 10,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine in February, and that some were … Continue reading "Guinea-Bissau to start using Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine"
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"
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"
4 June 2021
The Chinese Embassy in Bissau has given the Guinean Foreign Ministry 11 motor vehicles, O Democrata reports. The Guinean newspaper quotes Guinean Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa as saying the gift shows Sino-Guinean cooperation remains close, one aspect being considerable Chinese support for the Guinean infrastructure drive. The report quotes Ms Barbosa as saying the construction … Continue reading "China gives Guinea-Bissau 11 motor vehicles for official use"
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"