8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$132.312 billion in the period from January to November 2020. It represented a 1.43 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$93.9 billion to China in the first 11 months of 2020 – a decrease of 2.0 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$132.31 bln in January-November 2020"
8 February 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$118.912 billion in the period from January to October 2020. It represented a 2.07 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$85.426 billion to China in the first 10 months of 2020 – a decrease of 1.31 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$118.91 bln in January-October 2020"
2 February 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 12.3 million patacas (about US$1.54 million) last year, nine times more than the year before. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service on Friday show that domestic exports, as opposed to re-exports, were worth 11.75 million … Continue reading "Macao exports to lusophone world jump to US$1.54 mln in 2020"
29 January 2021
The Portuguese Language Communication Association in Macao is inviting entries next month from lusophone parts of the world for a photography competition on the theme of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the association as saying pictures taken in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, … Continue reading "Lusophone photographers invited to enter Macao contest"
27 January 2021
Guinéan President Umaro Sissoco Embaló ceremonially broke the ground for a Chinese-funded highway that will run 14 km from Bissau to Safim on Friday, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Guinéan Minister of Public Works Fidélis Forbs as saying construction will begin in March and take two years. Mr Forbs said the highway … Continue reading "Ground broken for Chinese-funded highway in Guiné-Bissau"
26 January 2021
The local governments of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan and Bissau, the capital city of Guiné-Bissau, have struck an agreement on economic engagement, the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government Foreign Affairs Office says. The office announced in writing last week that the governments agreed to support companies and other institutions that engage in Sichuan-Bissau trade, … Continue reading "Governments of Sichuan, Bissau agree on closer economic ties"
20 January 2021
The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) is planning to publish online a handbook on investment, Xinhua reports, citing IPIM Executive Director Lei Chou Sam. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Mr Lei as saying on Sunday the handbook will help enterprises penetrate markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, and will promote economic engagement. The … Continue reading "Online handbook to help businesses probe lusophone markets"
18 January 2021
The head of a Portuguese think-tank believes the European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment will boost the performance by Macao of its functions as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, and as a place for cultural exchanges. Observatory for China president Rui Lourido says in an article he wrote for … Continue reading "Sino-EU investment accord good for Macao, academic says"
14 January 2021
Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng believes Macao can help enterprises in the nearby southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to tap markets in the Portuguese-speaking world, his government said on Monday. The Macao government issued a written statement quoting Mr Ho as telling Shenzhen Municipal Committee secretary Wang Weizhong, that Macao is particularly keen to … Continue reading "Macao ready to help Shenzhen penetrate lusophone markets"
13 January 2021
A senior official of the southern Chinese city of Dongguan believes Macao can help his city engage with the Portuguese-speaking world in trade and other economic matters, the government of Macao said on Monday. The government issued a written statement quoting Dongguan Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman Liang Weidong as telling Macao Chief Executive … Continue reading "Dongguan views Macao as stepping stone to lusophone markets"
4 January 2021
China is to give Guinea-Bissau 2,600 tonnes of food in an emergency measure to help relieve shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese Ambassador to Guiné-Bissau Guo Ce has disclosed. In an article he wrote for publication in the China Daily, a Chinese state-run newspaper, Mr Guo says his country is willing to increase Sino-Guinean … Continue reading "China to supply Guinea-Bissau with 2,600 tonnes of food"
31 December 2020
The government of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan will send medical missions to Mozambique, Cabo Verde and Guinea-Bissau next year, the SCOL.com website reports. The Chinese website says the Chinese National Health Commission arranged for the medical missions. Each of the 35 medical staff involved has completed five months of training. The report quotes … Continue reading "Sichuan sending more medical missions to lusophone Africa"
23 December 2020
The Chief Executive, Mr Ho Iat Seng, called for all sectors of Macao society to continue upholding their spirit of loyalty to the country and to Macao, joining forces to move forward and make the city a better home for Macao people. The Government would persist in adhering to the principle of “One country, two … Continue reading "CE calls for united effort to make city a better home for Macao people"
23 December 2020
The Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC), Department of Portuguese, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), recently launched a new online column titled ‘Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Theme-based Article Series’. The centre holds activities on a regular basis to promote Portuguese language learning as well as Chinese and Portuguese culture, in order to … Continue reading "UM launches bilingual online column to promote Chinese and Portuguese culture"
23 December 2020
18 December 2020
18 December 2020
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will disburse US$12 million to help the economy of Guinea-Bissau to recover from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the office of Guinéan President Umaro Sissoco Embaló says. The office issued a written statement saying AfDB President Akinwimi Adesina told the Guinéan President so in a meeting. The AfDB … Continue reading "Guinea-Bissau to get US$12 mln to spur recovery from pandemic"
17 December 2020
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) Centre for Portuguese Studies has published a report entitled “Blue Book – Report on the Teaching of Portuguese in Higher Education Institutions in China (1960-2020)”, the institute says. The MPI announced in writing that the report is a comprehensive summary of its subject matter, including the contribution of Macao to … Continue reading "Report on teaching of Portuguese in Mainland China published"
16 December 2020
14 December 2020
Jointly organised by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, the three-day “2020 Guangdong & Macao Branded Products Fair” (2020GMBPF) concluded successfully on 13 December. This year’s event featured a wide range of activities and highlights with a lot of fun elements. Satisfied with the effects … Continue reading "“2020 Guangdong & Macao Branded Products Fair” Concludes Successfully: As a Platform the Fair Injects Vitality into the Economy During the COVID-19 Pandemic"