22 September 2020
Governor Wang Ning of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian has called for the construction there of an industrial park to exploit the function of Macao as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can conduct business, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Mr Wang as saying so … Continue reading "Industrial park mooted for linking Fujian to lusophone world"
17 September 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$64.598 billion in the period from January to June 2020. It represented a 7.9 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$46.742 billion to China in the first six months of 2020 – a fall of 7.32 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$64.60bln in January-June 2020"
11 September 2020
The Mozambican subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China is putting on a course of training in information communication technology for Mozambican university students from October 26 to 31, O País reports. The Mozambican newspaper quotes a written statement issued by Huawei as saying the course will teach 50 students about fifth-generation wireless telecommunications … Continue reading "Huawei subsidiary to train Mozambican students in ICT"
4 September 2020
The Chinese customs service says it will begin next Thursday issuing online certificates of origin for goods imported by China from five least-developed countries, among them Mozambique and Timor-Leste. The Chinese General Administration of Customs announced in writing that this pilot scheme will make it easier for goods exported by the five countries to clear … Continue reading "Path for Timorese, Mozambican exports to China smoothed"
3 September 2020
The first big vessel to call at the fishing port in the eastern Mozambican city of Beira since the port was rebuilt with Chinese money was carrying a catch of 500 tonnes of horse mackerel, Jornal Notícias reports. The Mozambican newspaper quotes the port director, António Remédio, as saying the vessel came and went without … Continue reading "Rebuilt Mozambican fishing port handles first big vessel"
27 August 2020
One feature of the China International Fair for Trade in Services this year will be a conference on opportunities for investment in Mozambique, the ComNews website reports. The Chinese news website says the fair will be held in Beijing from September 3 to September 7 with a view to opening Chinese markets for services to … Continue reading "Mozambique to try to drum up investment at Beijing fair"
26 August 2020
The authorities in Mozambique are doing their best to allow the return to the country of Chinese specialists so construction of Chongoene airport in the southern province of Gaza can resume, Rádio Moçambique reports, citing a provincial official, Alberto Matusse. The Mozambican state-run radio station quotes Mr Matusse as saying the closure of the borders … Continue reading "Mozambique trying to re-start work on Chinese-funded airport"
24 August 2020
A project in Mozambique envisages the construction of power supply infrastructure connecting at least 7,500 households in the southern provinces of Inhambane and Sofala to the national grid within a year, a Mozambican newspaper, Jornal Notícias, reports. The project entails the construction of a power transmission line 240 km long, Jornal Notícias says. Another Mozambican … Continue reading "Chinese, Portuguese contractors in Mozambican power project"
20 August 2020
A Chinese-language version of a guide for would-be investors in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste has been published in Macao, Lusa reports, citing the MacauLink media group. The Portuguese news agency quotes a written statement issued by MacauLink as saying it collaborated with other businesses and institutions in Macao … Continue reading "Guide for investors in lusophone countries translated"
17 August 2020
A Chinese airline will put on a special flight to repatriate Chinese stranded in Mozambique by precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Business Daily reports, citing the Chinese Embassy in Maputo. The Chinese newspaper quotes a written statement issued by the embassy as saying a Hainan Airlines aircraft is due to leave the Mozambican … Continue reading "Special flight to bring home Chinese stranded in Mozambique"
14 August 2020
Names have been given to five Chinese vessels built to fish Mozambican waters, the eWorldShip website reported on Wednesday. The Chinese website says the fishing vessels were built in Shanghai by China Shipping Industry Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, and delivered to the owner, Guangdong Xiesheng Overseas … Continue reading "Chinese-built, Mozambican-bound fishing vessels given names"
13 August 2020
The contractor repairing the road bridge over the Save River in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane may re-start work on the bridge next month, Folha de Maputo reports, citing a provincial highways official, Elcídio Parruque. The Mozambican newspaper quotes Mr Parruque as saying the loosening of restrictions imposed in the effort to counter the … Continue reading "Chinese contractor may soon resume work on Mozambican bridge"
12 August 2020
The ideiaLab business development service in Mozambique says it has made it to the final round of the Africa’s Business Heroes competition, which is backed by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. IdeiaLab issued a written announcement saying it is among 50 finalists in 21 countries chosen from over 22,000 entrants, and the only lusophone finalist. … Continue reading "IdeiaLab reaches final of Jack Ma’s Africa’s Business Heroes"
11 August 2020
Macao Lawyers Association President Jorge Neto Valente has said he wants businesses to avail of commercial arbitration in the city, particularly businesses in the Portuguese-speaking world and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Macao government says. The Legal Affairs Bureau issued a written statement quoting Mr Neto Valente as calling for more advertising abroad … Continue reading "Use Macao for commercial arbitration, legal luminary says"
7 August 2020
Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking Countries could issue green bonds in Macao and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Management. The report by the Lusa news agency quoted the academic as saying that Macao’s historic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Macao could be platform for green bonds, says academic"
7 August 2020
Coal miner Ncondezi Energy Ltd has delivered a study into how it will integrate the power station it plans to build in the northern province of Tete into Mozambique’s grid. In a press release on Monday, Ncondezi Chief Executive Hanno Pengilly says the final version of the study submitted to the state-run electricity company in … Continue reading "Grid integration plan delivered for Mozambican power station"
6 August 2020
Macao Legislative Assembly Member José Pereira Coutinho has called for long-haul air services between Macao and the rest of the world – in particular, the Portuguese-speaking world, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Mr Pereira Coutinho as saying the city could become a staging post for Mainland Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Mr Pereira … Continue reading "Lawmaker calls for intercontinental flights to Macao"
31 July 2020
A Chinese businessman in Mozambique, Wang Xiaojin, and other Chinese expatriate entrepreneurs are discussing the establishment of a way to help young Chinese living in over 50 countries in Africa to sell African seafood and meat in their homeland, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency quotes Mr Wang as saying … Continue reading "Entrepreneurs mull way to sell African fish, meat in China"
27 July 2020
“Macao Franchise Expo 2020” (MFE) will be held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October. In order to further interest the general public in franchise business and to enable more companies to learn how to improve their brand’s competitiveness through online training, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will work with … Continue reading "”Macao Franchise Expo 2020 Online Training Seminar” Opens for Applications to Improves Competitiveness of SMEs’ Brands"
24 July 2020
Mozambique has resumed exports of pigeon peas and mungo beans to China and Dubai after a hiatus of several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jornal Notícias reports, citing a Mozambican official, Mohamed Valá. The Mozambican newspaper quotes Mr Valá, director-general of Mozambique’s grain production regulator ICM, as saying his country is resuming exports of … Continue reading "Mozambique resumes exports of produce to China, Dubai"