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"
19 January 2021
The Mozambican subsidiary of China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corp. (CR20) has planted rice on 40,000 hectares of its Xai-Xai farm in southern Mozambique this season, 3,000 hectares more than last season, the Economic Daily reported on Friday. The Chinese state-run newspaper says the subsidiary, CR20 Moçambique Lda, began last June clearing abandoned farmland for … Continue reading "Chinese farm in Mozambique increases area planted with rice"
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"
6 January 2021
Translations into Chinese of books written in Portuguese by Mia Couto of Mozambique and José Eduardo Agualusa of Angola are due to be published in mainland China this year, The Paper website reports. The Chinese state-owned website says CITIC Press Group, also owned by the Chinese state, intends to publish in August “The elegant terrorist … Continue reading "Chinese editions of Mozambican, Angolan fiction on the way"
6 January 2021
The China National Materials Group (Sinoma) Dugongo Cimentos cement works in Maputo’s Matutuíne district begun on Saturday a month and a half of trial runs, Jornal Notícias reports. The Mozambican newspaper quotes Dugongo Cimentos Deputy General Manager Isac Sá as saying production is due to begin next month at the initial rate of 2,000 tonnes … Continue reading "Sinoma begins trial runs of cement works in Mozambique"