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"
1 March 2021
Mozambique has taken delivery of its first 200,000 doses of a vaccine against COVID-19 supplied by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd of China, the Chinese Embassy in Maputo says. In accepting the gift of the vaccine, Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário said it reflected the strength of Sino-Mozambican friendship, according to a written statement … Continue reading "First doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine reach Mozambique"
25 February 2021
The first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 that China is sending to Mozambique should arrive shortly, O País says, citing a Mozambican public health official, Benigna Matsinhe. “By the end of the month of February we will have the first doses,” the Mozambican newspaper quotes Ms Matsinhe as saying on Monday. Ms Matsinhe said health … Continue reading "First Chinese COVID-19 vaccines due in Mozambique this week"
24 February 2021
Chinese state-owned Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd says it has started mass production of hot-rolled steel H-beams for a liquefied natural gas project off the coast of Mozambique, Jiemian reports. The Chinese website quotes Shandong Iron and Steel as saying yesterday that the first batch of beams was produced in a trial run … Continue reading "Chinese steel for Mozambican LNG project rolls off the line"
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
Mozambican Foreign Minister Verónica Macamo has expressed gratitude to China for its support for the economic and social development of her country, the Chinese Embassy in Maputo says. A written statement issued by the embassy says Ms Macamo did so in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Wang Hejun. The statement quotes Ms Macamo … Continue reading "Minister thanks China for providing support to Mozambique"
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"
3 February 2021
Chinese Ambassador Scholarships have been formally presented to 12 students of Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique on Friday, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Eduardo Mondlane University President Orlando Quilambo as saying in a video played at the presentation ceremony that the scholarships, awarded annually since 2018, are an incentive for students studying … Continue reading "Mozambican university students awarded Chinese scholarships"
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"
1 February 2021
A Chinese Foreign Ministry official believes the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is creating new opportunities for cooperation by Macao, Angola and Mozambique, according to a statement by the ministry. The written statement quotes Acting Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR Wang Dong as … Continue reading "Official sees opportunities for Macao, Angola, Mozambique"
1 February 2021
An academic in Macao has urged the city, in setting up a stock exchange, to exploit its function as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency quotes City University of Macau Associate Vice-president Ye Guiping as telling a conference that … Continue reading "Macao urged to tap lusophone world in setting up stock mart"
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"
22 January 2021
The heavy sands processing facility in the northern Mozambican district of Chibuto will begin this week exporting titanium, Rádio Moçambique reports, citing Secretary of State in the province of Gaza, Amosse Macamo. The state-owned radio station quotes Mr Macamo as saying he expects the facility to export about 2 tonnes of titanium to Asia this … Continue reading "Chinese-backed Mozambican facility starts exporting titanium"
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"