27 July 2021
The Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index Report 2021 shows that the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Co-operation and Development Fund has spurred investment by Chinese companies in Portuguese-speaking markets, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. The document shows that the fund managers have focused on investment in infrastructure, clean energy and healthcare, according … Continue reading "Fund spurs Chinese investment in lusophone world"
26 July 2021
Charlestrong Engineering Technology and Consulting Ltd of Macao has begun selling the 240 apartments in the second phase of its Vila Olímpica housing development in Maputo, Jornal Notícias reports. The Mozambican newspaper says the sales drive is the outcome of a deal struck by Charlestrong and the Mozambican state housing agency. Buyers can pay a … Continue reading "Charlestrong now selling homes in Mozambican development"
26 July 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$38.491 billion in the period from January to March 2021. It represented a 20.41 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$25.283 billion to China in the first three months of 2021 – an increase of 8.86 percent year-on-year. The value … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$38.49bln in January-March 2020"
26 July 2021
The parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”, part of the official programme of the 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), was held at the Venetian Macao’s convention and exhibition centre, on … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao hosts parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”"
26 July 2021
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says it will present a series of public lectures by renowned academic authorities on various aspects of China and the Portuguese-speaking world. The institute announced in writing yesterday that Forum of Higher Education Management in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions President Margarida Mano would give the first lecture, entitled “Global Challenges … Continue reading "Macao poly lectures to cover nexus of China, lusophone world"
19 July 2021
The annual International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) has a record of helping Chinese enterprises strike deals to do business in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. China Road & Bridge Corp. struck a deal at the 2017 IIICF to do business in Mozambique, and … Continue reading "IIICF helps Chinese enterprises penetrate Lusophone markets"
15 July 2021
Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd (PowerChina) says a subsidiary, Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co. Ltd, has completed an office building at the Macarretane Dam, part of an irrigation system in southern Mozambique. State-owned PowerChina announced in writing on Monday that the two-level building is a pleasant place for office staff to work, and has its … Continue reading "PowerChina builds offices for southern Mozambican dam staff"
15 July 2021
The 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (hereinafter referred to as the “12th IIICF”) will be held in Macao from 22 to 23 July. After eleven years of development, IIICF has become the most influential annual event in the field of international infrastructure co-operation. Some mainland enterprises officially signed projects with Portuguese-speaking countries through IIICF, believing … Continue reading "IIICF Helps Mainland Enterprises Expand Business by Leveraging Macao’s Strengths as the Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries"
14 July 2021
Macao, Portuguese and lusophone African architects have volunteered their services to help improve shanty towns in Brasília, Lusa reports, citing International Council of Portuguese Language Architects President Rui Leão. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Leão, a Macao architect, as saying the volunteers will work with the inhabitants of 10 big shantytowns there. He said … Continue reading "Lusophone architects to help improve Brazilian shanty towns"
14 July 2021
Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao Mr Paulo Jorge Rodrigues do Espírito Santo – together with the Representatives of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, and their respective families – visited on July 12 a photography exhibition in Macao celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits ‘100 Years of the Communist Party of China’ photo exhibition"
13 July 2021
The 9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (referred to as the “Expo” or “MITE”) culminated in success on Sunday (11 July). Held from 9 – 11 July, the three-day Expo admitted close to 24,000 spectators and facilitated signing of 39 contracts. A total of 4,974 business-to-business meetings were conducted while the cumulative view counts hit 7.81 … Continue reading "9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo culminated in success"
12 July 2021
The Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) and Macao Government Tourism Office jointly held on July 9 the “Promotion Seminar of Tourism Products from Portuguese-speaking Countries”. The event took place at 2pm in Cotai Expo’s Sicily Ballroom, at the Venetian Macao resort. The seminar aimed … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and Macao Government Tourism Office jointly host ‘Promotion Seminar of Tourism Products for Portuguese-speaking Countries’"
12 July 2021
AS King Medical Products Ltd of Macao has been supplying masks to Portuguese-speaking parts of the world to protect their people against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macao Daily News reports. AS King spent over US$1 million on building and equipping a factory in Macao to supply surgical masks to the city, to lusophone countries and … Continue reading "Macao-made masks help curb COVID-19 in lusophone countries"
8 July 2021
Mozambique is hoping for greater Sino-Mozambican cooperation in countering COVID-19, to quicken its recovery from the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, the Chinese Embassy in Maputo says. Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Ernesto Tonela both called for more cooperation when they met Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique … Continue reading "Greater Sino-Mozambican cooperation against COVID-19 sought"
7 July 2021
The head of the Portuguese Institute of the Orient in Macao, Joaquim Ramos, expects exponential growth in demand for certification of proficiency in Portuguese as a foreign language, Plataforma Macau reports. The publication quotes Mr Ramos as saying in an interview that the institute tests about 400 candidates for certification each year, a growing proportion … Continue reading "More demand for language proficiency certification forecast"
5 July 2021
Mozambique has taken delivery of 500,000 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine devised by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd of China, Xinhua reports. The Chinese state-run news agency says the vaccine was bought by the Mozambican public and private sectors through their joint scheme to supply the government with 139,000 doses. The report quotes Mozambican Minister … Continue reading "Mozambique gets another 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine"
5 July 2021
The Portuguese central bank says it has added Macao and Mozambique to its list of jurisdictions outside the European Union where Portuguese banks, in calculating their countercyclical reserves, must take into consideration their direct exposure to the non-financial private sector. A written announcement issued by the Bank of Portugal on Wednesday says countercyclical reserves are … Continue reading "Portugal’s financial regulator lists Macao as relevant jurisdiction for local banks"
1 July 2021
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has formally opened a Chinese-built facility in Maputo that will begin this year broadcasting terrestrial digital television on 18 channels to over 400,000 households in his country, China Radio International (CRI) reports. At the opening ceremony last Friday, Mr Nyusi thanked China for its technical and financial support in linking Mozambique … Continue reading "Chinese money, know-how bringing digital TV to Mozambique"
29 June 2021
Thousands of Chinese living in Mozambique have received the second of the two doses of a Chinese-developed vaccine against COVID-19 that are required to inoculate them, the Chinese Embassy in Maputo says. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Wang Hejun as saying so when he visited the Maputo vaccination centre … Continue reading "Thousands of Chinese in Mozambique now fully vaccinated"
25 June 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for submission of entries. 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 Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute. Taking into account … Continue reading "Submission period extended for entries in Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries"