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"
14 July 2020
Lisbon University Institute says it will begin teaching in China in September a programme leading to an international executive master’s degree in management. A written announcement by the institute says the programme is the result of a deal struck by its executive education arm and Kingold Training College in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. … Continue reading "Lisbon University Institute to teach executives in Guangdong"
13 July 2020
Chinese-owned Bison Bank of Portugal has announced that the branch of China Construction Bank Corp. in Britain has given it permission to do business in renminbi offshore, making it the only Portuguese bank with such permission. Bison Bank issued a written announcement saying it therefore expects to do more business. The announcement quotes Bison Bank … Continue reading "Bison Bank enters offshore renminbi market"
7 July 2020
The University of Macau says it is taking applications for its annual Portuguese Language Summer Course, which this year will be taught online for the first time. The university issued a written statement saying the course, the 34th, is devised by its Department of Portuguese. The university says the course will be taught between July … Continue reading "Macau college to teach summer course in Portuguese online"
6 July 2020
Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association President Alberto Carvalho Neto thinks changes in the rules on trade between Macao and Mainland China may mean more business for Portuguese companies based in the city, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Carvalho Neto as saying having more goods of Portuguese origin covered by the Closer Economic Partnership … Continue reading "CEPA changes tipped to benefit Portuguese companies"
6 July 2020
Over the years, the University of Macau (UM) has organised courses in various formats to nurture Chinese-Portuguese bilingual professionals. The university’s Portuguese Language Summer Course is an annual event that has attracted students from around the world since its launch 33 years ago. The 34th edition of the course will be held online between 20 … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course now open for applications"
3 July 2020
The International Economic Development Bureau of the southern Chinese province of Hainan and six groups representing Chinese businesses operating in Europe have agreed on Tuesday to cooperate in promoting Sino-European economic engagement, the Hainan Daily reports. The Hainan government-run newspaper says the agreement provides for the exchange of information and the holding of events meant … Continue reading "Hainan, Chinese business groups to spur Sino-European trade"
3 July 2020
The Cultural Institute in Macao said on Tuesday it had added 55 more items to its list of the intangible cultural heritage of the city, including several Portuguese traditions. The institute says in a written announcement that the new items include Portuguese folk dance, the Arraial de São João, several Catholic processions, custard pies, Macanese … Continue reading "Macao counts Portuguese traditions as cultural heritage"
2 July 2020
The Portuguese heat of the 19th Chinese Bridge, an annual competition among students of Chinese language and culture around the world, was held online because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency says four students, representing respectively Aveiro University, Lisbon University, Minho University and Coimbra University, competed in the Portuguese heat, … Continue reading "Students in Portugal vie online in Chinese language contest"