4 May 2021
In late April 2021, Deputy-Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, led a Forum Macao delegation on a visit to Beijing. The delegation paid courtesy visits to, respectively, the Ambassadors or attachés in China of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Beijing"
29 April 2021
A delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), led by Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian, visited Jiaozhou city, part of Qingdao, from April 25 to 27. The delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation International Investment and Trade … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Qingdao for economic and trade-related activities"
28 April 2021
China will give US$2 million so Guinean school canteens can stock up with food, Lusa reports, citing Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce. The money is a manifestation of Chinese cooperation with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, intended to make the Guinean food supply more secure, the Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Guo as … Continue reading "China to pay to replenish Guinean school canteen larders"
27 April 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for entries in the contest, from April 30 to May 14, 2021. 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 … Continue reading "Registration period for Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries extended"
14 April 2021
A party of 17 health workers at various hospitals in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan has set off on a medical mission to Guinea-Bissau, the 18th such mission so far, the Sichuan News website reports. The website, run by the provincial government, says the party departed from Sichuan last Friday. The report says the … Continue reading "New Chinese medical mission to Guinea-Bissau leaves Sichuan"
31 March 2021
The ambassadors to China of Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique and Angola have toured the China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Innovation Demonstration Park in the southern Chinese city of Changsha, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says Macao members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee accompanied … Continue reading "Lusophone ambassadors to China visit Hunan cooperation facility"
30 March 2021
Governor Mao Weiming of the southern Chinese province of Hunan has said his government supports the establishment in the Hunan city of Changsha of a centre to facilitate exchanges by the province and the Portuguese-speaking world, the China News website reports. The Chinese state-run website says Mr Mao said so when he and the ambassadors … Continue reading "Gateway for trade between lusophone markets, Hunan envisaged"
26 March 2021
The Macao subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has announced the opening in the city of the ICBC Sino-Luso Research Centre, the China Finance Net website reports. The Chinese state-run website says the bank announced the opening of the centre at a conference on Tuesday. The report says the centre is the … Continue reading "ICBC opens Macao centre for research into intl engagement"
25 March 2021
A Macao-owned maker of Portuguese wine, Quinta da Marmeleira, is hoping to increase its sales in China, according to the China Brand and Development Project, which put on the 7th China Brand Innovation and Development Forum in Beijing. The China Brand and Development Project issued a written statement quoting Quinta da Marmeleira Director Lao Chao … Continue reading "Quinta da Marmeleira aiming for more business in China"
19 March 2021
A newly concluded Sino-Guinean agreement on economic and technical cooperation commits China to spending 6.3 million euros (about US$7.5 million) on projects in Guinea-Bissau, Lusa reports. China will spend some of the money on scanners for the Guinean customs service, the Portuguese news agency quotes Guinean Finance Minister João Aladje Mamadú Fádia as saying. Separately, … Continue reading "China to finance several projects in Guinea-Bissau"
18 March 2021
Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, received on March 17 a delegation headed by the Coordinator of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Shaoyun. The two sides exchanged opinions on strengthening cooperation, boosting Macao’s platform role between China and … Continue reading "Delegation of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province visited the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
5 March 2021
A prominent Chinese academic, Wang Chengan, believes China and lusophone countries are a good match for trading purposes, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Mr Chengan is the leading authority in his field at the University of International Business and Economics Centre for Studies on China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, and that … Continue reading "China, lusophone countries considered well matched for trade"
4 March 2021
On March 3, Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, welcomed to the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao a delegation from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation. The visiting … Continue reading "Representatives from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation visit Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
4 March 2021
An adviser of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Oriol Caudevilla, thinks Macao should exploit its ties to the Portuguese-speaking world to get into the business of green finance. Mr Caudevilla, who sits on the committees of the association that deal with blockchain business, digital banking and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, says so … Continue reading "Macao urged to use foreign ties to get into green finance"
4 March 2021
The Lusophone Markets Business Association is considering setting up an outpost in the Nansha district of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to help companies doing business between China and the Portuguese-speaking world to attract investors and advertise, the Macau Daily News reports. The newspaper says some members of the association have called for the … Continue reading "Springboard for international business mooted for Nansha"
3 March 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 160,000 patacas (about US$20,000) in January, over five times the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all merchandise exports in January were domestic exports, as opposed to … Continue reading "Macao January exports to Portuguese-speaking world quintuple"
3 March 2021
The head of the Macao Polytechnic Institute International Portuguese Training Centre, Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, believes the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will facilitate academic cooperation by China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the institute says. The Macao Polytechnic Institute issued a written statement quoting Mr Ramos de Carvalho as saying so at … Continue reading "Closer academic ties between China, lusophone world forecast"
3 March 2021
The China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration says it has formed a committee of lusophone experts to set and grade tests for translators and interpreters of Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, which will be introduced in June. The administration issued last week a written statement saying six of the 12 highly qualified translators and interpreters that … Continue reading "Lusophone committee to set translation, interpretation tests"
22 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$145.185 billion in the period from January to December 2020. It represented a 2.98 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$101.949 billion to China in 2020, down by 3.43 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$145.19 bln in 2020"
11 February 2021
Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce has said China is willing to increase Sino-Guinean cooperation, according to his embassy. The embassy issued a written statement saying Mr Guo gave an account of the latest Sino-Guinean cooperative efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, and to increase trade and the development of infrastructure in Guinea-Bissau, when he … Continue reading "Envoy says China amenable to more Sino-Guinean cooperation"