1 July 2020
An art education museum designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira will open in November in Yinzhou, in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, the authorities there say. A written announcement posted on the Yinzhou District official website says work on building the Huamao Art Education Museum is complete. The announcement says the structure, near … Continue reading "Museum designed by Portuguese to open in Ningbo in November"
30 June 2020
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China has started in Portugal an international drive to set up information and communications technology academies, the Dinheiro Vivo website reports. The Portuguese financial news website, citing a written statement issued by Huawei, says the company will from partnerships with Portuguese universities to come up with ICT courses and course … Continue reading "Huawei helping Portuguese universities set up ICT academies"
29 June 2020
An eight-month web promotion campaign on business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries, co-sponsored by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, will be launched next month. Starting from July till February 2021, the campaign will feature one Portuguese-speaking country … Continue reading "Web promotion of business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries to begin next month"
24 June 2020
A top-tier football club in China, Shandong Luneng, has appointed Portuguese coach Simão Freitas as its technical director, Rádio Renascença reports. The Portuguese radio station quotes Mr Freitas as saying in an interview that he has signed a three-year contract, extendable by mutual agreement for two years more. The report quotes Mr Freitas as saying … Continue reading "Portuguese made technical director of Chinese football club"
24 June 2020
Applications for the Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto in Portugal will be closing on 7 July 2020. Eligible applicants of the subsidy scheme must first complete the first phase of Portuguese preparatory course (400 hours) at the Portuguese Oriental Institute before proceeding to the second phase of preparatory … Continue reading "Applications for Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto to close on 7 July"
22 June 2020
Portuguese restaurateur Dário Silva has reopened his restaurant serving Portuguese food in the southern Chinese city of Foshan, after a hiatus of four months due to precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency says Mr Silva opened his restaurant, called Lusitano Bistro, last year, after spending many years in China … Continue reading "Portuguese restaurant in China reopens as pandemic ebbs"
19 June 2020
The operator of the metropolitan railway in the northern Portuguese city of Oporto, Metro do Porto SA, has a new plan for expanding its network which would entail changing the course of a river flowing through the part of the city that is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage … Continue reading "Oporto Metro reveals new plan for network expansion"
18 June 2020
Winemakers in the Dão wine region of Portugal have dispatched their first shipment of wine to China since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, O Minho reports, quoting Fernando Figueiredo, the head of a group of Dão winemakers. The Portuguese newspaper says Mr Figueiredo hopes the region can soon send more wine to China, so … Continue reading "Dão winemakers resume exports to China after Covid-19 hiatus"
15 June 2020
The Macau Association of Banks signed on Wednesday a cooperation protocol to let its members use the system developed by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) for automatically translating Chinese into Portuguese and vice-versa, MPI says. A written announcement by MPI quotes the head of the banking association, Ip Sio Kai, as saying the use of … Continue reading "Macao banks to use MPI automatic translation system"
12 June 2020
The members of the board of the newly established Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce have taken office on Wednesday in a ceremony in the central Portuguese town of Condeixa-a-Nova, where the chamber will have its headquarters, Notícias de Coimbra reports. The Portuguese news website says the members include former Macao Legislative Affairs Office director Jorge … Continue reading "Board of Sino-Portuguese chamber for SMEs takes office"
11 June 2020
In order to demonstrate Macao’s advantages as the Sino-Portuguese financial service platform and boost industry-academia development in higher education, on 10 June 2020, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and The Macau Association of Banks (ABM) signed the Cooperation Protocol on the ‘Chinese-Portuguese/Portuguese-Chinese Official Document Translation System’ and the Protocol on ‘The Macau Association of Banks … Continue reading "Macao Polytechnic Institute and The Macau Association of Banks Sign Protocol on Machine Translation System for ‘Finance + Technology’ Development"
10 June 2020
The Portuguese municipality of Cascais, near the country’s capital, Lisbon, has imported manufacturing units from China for making masks meant to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus among its people, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports. The French news agency quotes Mayor Carlos Carreiras of Cascais as saying the units can make 5 million masks a … Continue reading "Portuguese city makes masks on Chinese machines"
4 June 2020
Sino-Spanish joint venture Tayan Energy will invest 700 million euros (about US$782.2 million) in building over one gigawatt of solar power generating capacity in Spain, Portugal and Italy, Lusa reports, citing a written announcement by the company. The Portuguese news agency says Tayan Energy and Inovolt Ltd of Britain will jointly pursue solar power projects … Continue reading "Tayan Energy to give Portugal 650MW of solar power capacity"
3 June 2020
The Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce is working on setting up a fund containing 10 million euros (about US$11.1 million) for investment in agribusiness and tourism in Portugal, Lusa reports, citing the head of the chamber, Chow Y Ping. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Chow as saying in an interview that he hopes the … Continue reading "Sino-Portuguese chamber aiming to set up 10 mln euro fund"
2 June 2020
The operator of the metropolitan railway in the northern Portuguese city of Oporto, Metro do Porto, will begin in the second half of next year trials of new passenger coaches built by China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. (CRRC), the China Daily reports, citing the Chinese state-owned maker. The Chinese state-run newspaper quotes CRRC as saying … Continue reading "Oporto metro to start trials of Chinese-made coaches in 2021"
2 June 2020
China Three Gorges Corp. (CTG) and Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) are jointly building wind farms in Brazil, Reuters reports, quoting the vice-president of CTG’s Brazilian unit, Evandro Vasconcelos. The news agency quotes Mr Vasconcelos as saying in a webcast on Thursday that Chinese state-owned CTG is considering expanding its investment in wind power and … Continue reading "CTG, EDP investing in wind power generation in Brazil"
1 June 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$31.968 billion in the period from January to March 2020. It represented a 5.13 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$23.227 billion to China in the first three months of 2020 – a decline of 5.15 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$31.97bln in January-March 2020"
1 June 2020
Chinese maker of electric scooters Niu Technologies has last week opened a showroom in Lisbon with a view to penetrating the Portuguese market, the Motor 24 website reports. Lithium batteries made by EVE Energy Co. Ltd of China power the scooters Niu is selling in Portugal, giving the vehicles a range of up to 100 … Continue reading "NIU begins selling its electric scooters in Portugal"
29 May 2020
The authorities in Macao will begin next month taking applications by Macao students for annual grants worth up to 84,000 patacas (about US$10,500) to undertake postgraduate studies in Portugal. In a written announcement, the Macao Talent Development Committee says grants will be given to three students to pursue master’s degrees, preferably in the Portuguese language, … Continue reading "Macao offering postgraduates money to study in Portugal"
27 May 2020
Huawei Fusion Solar, the solar power arm of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China, is keen on taking a slice of the market in Portugal for generating solar power when the government there next auctions generation concessions, the Eco website reports. The Portuguese news website says the conditions for the auction are scheduled to be … Continue reading "Huawei eyes Portugal’s second solar auction"