10 May 2021
With the objective of contributing to the reinforcement of Macao’s role as a Sino-Lusophone cooperation platform and improving the knowledge of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao among Higher Education Institutions in Lusophone countries and regions, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, will host the 11th conference of FORGES (Forum of Higher … Continue reading "MPI co-hosts the 11th Conference of International Network of Higher Education Institutions of Portuguese Speaking Countries"
10 May 2021
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says it is beginning today a programme of promotion of products of the Portuguese-speaking world, notably food and drink. On the programme are six gatherings, to be held in the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Products Exhibition Centre in Macao between today and July 25, and attended by … Continue reading "IPIM events to promote food produced in lusophone countries"
6 May 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$25.028 billion in the period from January to February 2021. It represented a 17.09 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$16.128 billion to China in the first two months of 2021 – a rise of 2.57 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$25.03bln in January-February 2021"
5 May 2021
Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries topped US$13.139 billion in the first month of 2021, an increase of 4.5 percent from a year earlier and a 2.14-percent rise from the previous month, according to data from China Customs. In January, the value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.254 billion, down by 0.24 percent year-on-year but … Continue reading "China, Portuguese-speaking Countries trade tops US$13.13bln in Jan 2021"
5 May 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 291,400 patacas (about US$36,500) in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all first-quarter exports were domestic exports, … Continue reading "Q1 exports by Macao to lusophone world double to US$36,500"
5 May 2021
The Mozambican subsidiary of Chinese state-owned China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corp. (CR20) has harvested 10,000 tonnes of rice from its Xai-Xai farm in southern Mozambique, taking the fourth crop of the season, the Shaanxi.cnwest.com website says. The farm expects to harvest 16,000 tonnes of rice in all from 2,400 hectares, despite disruption caused by … Continue reading "Rice harvest on CR20 farm in Mozambique hits 10,000 tonnes"
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"
30 April 2021
A Portuguese lawyer in Macao, Frederico Rato, has become the first lawyer in the city to sit on the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, which intends to mediate in trade disputes between parties in China and in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, Lusa reports. The commission, over the Macao border in the mainland Chinese city of Guangzhou, … Continue reading "Macao lawyer to help settle international trade disputes"
29 April 2021
Chinese commodities trader Hunan Gaoqiao Grand Market Co. Ltd has stuck deals to sell 2,000 tonnes of sesame seed to Mozambique, and 500 tonnes of dried ginger to Nigeria, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says the deals were signed on Monday during the half-yearly meeting of people concerned with the China (Hunan) … Continue reading "Hunan dealer to sell Mozambique 2,000 tonnes of sesame seed"
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"
21 April 2021
Fitch Ratings says it has raised its long-term issuer default rating and senior unsecured rating for West China Cement Ltd (WCC) to BB from BB- with a “positive” outlook. Fitch expects WCC to increase its scale and profits, and reduce its geographical concentration from next year on, in part because of a project in Mozambique … Continue reading "Fitch raises West China Cement credit rating to BB"
19 April 2021
Sino-Mozambican agreements to cooperate in the field of marine science and technology are boosting the development of the Mozambican maritime economy, Xinhua reports, citing China Oceanic Development Foundation Vice-chairman and Secretary-General Pan Xinchun. The foundation and parts of the world covered by the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative are working together to exploit the sea … Continue reading "Sino-Mozambican cooperation spurs exploitation of the sea"
12 April 2021
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China has given Mozambique 26 sets of videoconferencing equipment and five sets of heat detection equipment, Rádio Moçambique reports. The Mozambican state-owned broadcaster says the videoconferencing gear is for communication among government departments so they can react to local outbreaks of COVID-19. The donation was made on Monday, Rádio Moçambique … Continue reading "Huawei gives Mozambique videoconferencing equipment"
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"
22 March 2021
The government of Mozambique will issue national identification cards to more citizens of the country that live abroad, Rádio Moçambique reports. The state-owned broadcaster quotes Alberto Sumbana, a spokesman for the issuing authority, as saying cards will now be issued to Mozambicans in China, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, South Africa and the United States. The purpose … Continue reading "Mozambique to issue citizens living in China with ID cards"
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"
16 March 2021
China has given Mozambique medical and surgical equipment to improve the healthcare given to Mozambican mothers and their newborns, the Chinese Embassy in Maputo says. The embassy issued a written statement saying the gift is an outcome of the South-South Cooperation Programme undertaken by China and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The embassy says the … Continue reading "China gives Mozambique equipment for maternity care"