7 July 2020
The University of Macau says it is taking applications for its annual Portuguese Language Summer Course, which this year will be taught online for the first time. The university issued a written statement saying the course, the 34th, is devised by its Department of Portuguese. The university says the course will be taught between July … Continue reading "Macau college to teach summer course in Portuguese online"
6 July 2020
Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association President Alberto Carvalho Neto thinks changes in the rules on trade between Macao and Mainland China may mean more business for Portuguese companies based in the city, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Carvalho Neto as saying having more goods of Portuguese origin covered by the Closer Economic Partnership … Continue reading "CEPA changes tipped to benefit Portuguese companies"
6 July 2020
Over the years, the University of Macau (UM) has organised courses in various formats to nurture Chinese-Portuguese bilingual professionals. The university’s Portuguese Language Summer Course is an annual event that has attracted students from around the world since its launch 33 years ago. The 34th edition of the course will be held online between 20 … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course now open for applications"
3 July 2020
The Cultural Institute in Macao said on Tuesday it had added 55 more items to its list of the intangible cultural heritage of the city, including several Portuguese traditions. The institute says in a written announcement that the new items include Portuguese folk dance, the Arraial de São João, several Catholic processions, custard pies, Macanese … Continue reading "Macao counts Portuguese traditions as cultural heritage"
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"
29 June 2020
According to the statistics released today by the Monetary Authority of Macao, on 31 December 2019, investment of Macao residents (including individuals, the government and other legal entities but excluding Macao’s foreign exchange reserves) in securities issued by unrelated non-residents reached MOP921.8 billion at current market value, representing a rise of 14.0% from end-June 2019 … Continue reading "Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey – 31 December 2019"
24 June 2020
Applications for the Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto in Portugal will be closing on 7 July 2020. Eligible applicants of the subsidy scheme must first complete the first phase of Portuguese preparatory course (400 hours) at the Portuguese Oriental Institute before proceeding to the second phase of preparatory … Continue reading "Applications for Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto to close on 7 July"
23 June 2020
New rules of origin under the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Goods for seven categories of Macao products will be implemented on 1 July 2020. The seven categories include five types of food products and two types of pharmaceutical products. The Agreement on Trade in Goods under the Mainland and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement … Continue reading "Amended CEPA rules of origin to be enforced on 1 July"
19 June 2020
Joining the rest of the world again to promote Sustainable Gastronomy Day, Macao produced a video sharing Macao’s unique gastronomic culture, recipes and culinary arts. It is part of the city’s endeavor to foster preservation of gastronomic culture as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and contribute to the sustainable development of Macao’s tourism industry … Continue reading "Macao joins the world again to promote Sustainable Gastronomy Day Fostering preservation of gastronomic culture through video production"
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
Members of the Talents Development Committee took part in a seminar on Macao Youth Policy (2021-2030) hosted by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and they offered advice on the relevant plan. Several members of the Committee pointed out that youth policy planning should align with Macao’s strategic positioning and focus on strengthening young people’s … Continue reading "Macao Talents Development Committee gives advice on Macao Youth Policy (2021-2030)"
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"
9 June 2020
In a bid to enhance cooperation in the education sector in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), three tertiary institutions from Macao, Guangzhou and Hong Kong have signed an agreement to establish a GBA Portuguese language education alliance, which is aimed at promoting student exchange, academic seminars and research in the teaching of the … Continue reading "GBA Portuguese language education alliance established by Macao, Guangdong & HK"
5 June 2020
With the mission to promote the construction of the “International Portuguese Training Centre” and the “training base of Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents”, and with the long-established effort in Portuguese language teachers’ training to enhance academic excellence and teaching, the Centre for Portuguese Studies (CPCLP) of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) continues to offer summer training courses to … Continue reading "Macao Polytechnic Institute launches online Summer training courses for Portuguese language teachers"
4 June 2020
The Chief Executive, Mr Ho Iat Seng, has met with officials from Guangdong Province to exchange views on, respectively: extending Guangdong-Macao ties; accelerating effort on the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone planned for the island of Hengqin; and the resumption of normal cross-boundary travel. Mr Ho visited Guangzhou in Guangdong on Tuesday (2 June) to meet … Continue reading "Macao CE in talks with Guangdong officials to extend bilateral ties"
2 June 2020
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that number of MICE events held in the first quarter of 2020 declined by 69.8% (-263) year-on-year to 114, including 109 meetings & conferences, 3 exhibitions and 2 incentives. The decrease in MICE events was attributable to the postponement or cancellation of events due to the … Continue reading "Macao MICE statistics for the 1st quarter of 2020"
1 June 2020
The Agreement Concerning Amendment to the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services, which was signed on 20 November 2019 in a bid to promote cooperation in the services sector between Macao and mainland China, went into force on 1 June 2020. Under the amendment, the threshold for Macao enterprises entering the mainland Chinese market will … Continue reading "Agreement Concerning Amendment to Mainland and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) Agreement on Trade in Services takes effect"
1 June 2020
Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dropped by 48.7% year-on-year in real terms in the first quarter of 2020. The epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia has significantly dampened global economic activity. Although no widespread transmission of the virus was observed within the city, the economy of Macao, which … Continue reading "Gross domestic product of Macao for the 1st quarter of 2020"
29 May 2020
The authorities in Macao will begin next month taking applications by Macao students for annual grants worth up to 84,000 patacas (about US$10,500) to undertake postgraduate studies in Portugal. In a written announcement, the Macao Talent Development Committee says grants will be given to three students to pursue master’s degrees, preferably in the Portuguese language, … Continue reading "Macao offering postgraduates money to study in Portugal"