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"
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"
4 August 2020
The Portuguese Freight Forwarders Association, Apat, and the China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) have agreed to cooperate for the mutual benefit of their members, Apat announced last week. Apat issued a written statement saying the agreement provides for the associations to exchange information on any changes in policy or market trends that may affect … Continue reading "Portuguese, Chinese freight forwarders agree to cooperate"
4 August 2020
The 34th Portuguese Summer Course, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Department of Portuguese, has ended. This is the first time that UM has held this course online. Students are very pleased with the arrangements and were very active in the language courses and theme-based courses. During the closing ceremony, Dora Gago, director of the … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course ends"
3 August 2020
Chinese-owned Jiawei Alimentação Lda has opened in the southern Portuguese municipality of Vendas Novas a factory which makes Chinese traditional dumplings, O Digital website reports. The Portuguese news website quotes a written statement issued by Jiawei as saying the company has invested some 2.5 million euros (about US$2.9 million) in the factory that began operating … Continue reading "Chinese-owned company opens dumpling factory in Portugal"
3 August 2020
The State Reference Laboratory for Lunar and Planetary Science at Macau University of Science and Technology is preparing a project in Portugal and Cabo Verde to help the search for life on Mars, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the head of astrobiology at the laboratory, André Antunes, as saying the Covid-19 pandemic has … Continue reading "Lab in Macao involved in Chinese quest for life on Mars"
29 July 2020
Chinese maker of smartphones Xiaomi Corp. says it will open its first retail outlet in Lisbon in the autumn there, in a shop with a floor area of 350 square metres, the Notícias ao Minuto website reports. The Portuguese news website says Xiaomi announced in writing that it has plans to open more shops in … Continue reading "Xiaomi to open its first shop in Lisbon, fifth in Portugal"
27 July 2020
The association of producers of Douro and port wines says a Sino-European Union (EU) agreement on the protected designation of origin of 100 sorts of European food and drink will ensure that only the products they make can be sold as Douro wine and port in the Chinese market, Lusa reports. The agreement will be … Continue reading "Sino-EU accord to protect Douro wine, port in Chinese market"
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
The Executive Council of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has completed the discussion on the draft administrative regulation for the “automatic recognition of Portuguese degrees and diplomas”. In order to fulfill the obligations stipulated in the memorandum of understanding – signed in Lisbon on 15 May 2019 – between the Government … Continue reading "The Executive Council of the Macao SAR Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has completed the discussion on the draft administrative regulation for the “automatic recognition of Portuguese degrees and diplomas”"
23 July 2020
The European Council says it has approved a protected designation of origin agreement between the European Union and China which covers food and drink. The council issued a written announcement on Monday saying the agreement will ensure that 100 sorts of European product are protected in China. The agreement covers five types of Portuguese wine … Continue reading "Sino-EU protected designation of origin deal makes progress"
22 July 2020
Over 100 teachers of Portuguese as a foreign language in the Asia-Pacific region enrolled for a free course of instruction taught online by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) between June 30 and July 15, the institute says. A written announcement issued by MPI says the course was taught to a bigger audience of teachers of … Continue reading "Macao poly online course draws teachers of Portuguese"
17 July 2020
Beijing Capital Airlines of China is resuming its direct commercial flights between China and Portugal after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Shaanxi Daily reports. The Chinese newspaper says a Beijing Capital Airlines 250-seat Airbus A330 airliner will make one return flight a week between the central Chinese city of Xi’an and Lisbon, … Continue reading "Beijing Capital Airlines resumes China-Portugal service"
17 July 2020
The authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong intend to set up on the island of Hengqin, which abuts Macao, an office for collaboration by prosecutors in China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Nanfang Daily reports. The newspaper quotes the senior prosecutor on the island, Zhou Liren, as saying the office will better protect … Continue reading "Hengqin to have office for intl collaboration by prosecutors"
16 July 2020
The Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce and an association of businesses in the northern Portuguese region of Resende have agreed to cooperate in supporting the development of the region, A Verdade reports. The Portuguese newspaper quotes a written statement issued by the business association, the Associação Empresarial de Resende (AER) as saying the agreement is meant to … Continue reading "Sino-Portuguese chamber agrees to help Resende businesses"
16 July 2020
A Chinese translation of a book on modern music in the classical style composed by Portuguese has been published in Macao, the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau says. The bureau issued a written announcement saying the translation is meant to promote Sino-Portuguese cultural and artistic exchanges. The bureau says the book is entitled “Contemporary Classical Portuguese … Continue reading "Book on modern Portuguese classical music published in Macao"
15 July 2020
Bank of China (BOC) Macau Branch General Manager Li Guang says his branch is working toward starting a service to facilitate flows of investment and other financing between China and the Portuguese-speaking world. Mr Li writes in an article published on the World Finance website that the service would give Chinese enterprises information about projects … Continue reading "BOC Macau Branch taking bigger role in international finance"
15 July 2020
China is among the countries where southern Portuguese grower of grapes for the table Vale da Rosa is interested in selling more of its produce, the Fresh Plaza website reports. The website quotes Vale da Rosa General Manager Joaquim Praxedes as saying his company is also interested in selling more grapes in Britain, France, the … Continue reading "Portuguese grower aiming to sell table grapes in China"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$51.775 billion in the period from January to May 2020. It represented a 12.0 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$37.1 billion to China in the first five months of 2020 – a fall of 12.93 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$51.8 bln in January-May 2020"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$41.828 billion in the period from January to April 2020. It represented a 9.57 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$30.103 billion to China in the first four months of 2020 – a fall of 10.74 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$41.8 bln in January-April 2020"