31 March 2021
The Portugal-China Small and Medium Enterprises Chamber of Commerce intends to help the Portuguese economy recover from its slump, Lusa reports, citing Chow Y Ping, who is the head of both the chamber and the League of Chinese in Portugal. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Chow as saying his chamber will keep working with … Continue reading "Sino-Portuguese chamber aims to boost Portuguese economy"
30 March 2021
Governor Mao Weiming of the southern Chinese province of Hunan has said his government supports the establishment in the Hunan city of Changsha of a centre to facilitate exchanges by the province and the Portuguese-speaking world, the China News website reports. The Chinese state-run website says Mr Mao said so when he and the ambassadors … Continue reading "Gateway for trade between lusophone markets, Hunan envisaged"
26 March 2021
The Macao subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has announced the opening in the city of the ICBC Sino-Luso Research Centre, the China Finance Net website reports. The Chinese state-run website says the bank announced the opening of the centre at a conference on Tuesday. The report says the centre is the … Continue reading "ICBC opens Macao centre for research into intl engagement"
25 March 2021
A Macao-owned maker of Portuguese wine, Quinta da Marmeleira, is hoping to increase its sales in China, according to the China Brand and Development Project, which put on the 7th China Brand Innovation and Development Forum in Beijing. The China Brand and Development Project issued a written statement quoting Quinta da Marmeleira Director Lao Chao … Continue reading "Quinta da Marmeleira aiming for more business in China"
25 March 2021
The Macao Scientific and Cultural Centre in Lisbon is arranging a series of lectures online about the purposes the Chinese language serves today in Portugal and Macao, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper says Sónia Ao Sio Heng, the director of University of Macau Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre, will give the first lecture, … Continue reading "Lectures to mull role of Chinese language in Portugal, Macao"
24 March 2021
Makers of the Vinho Verde variety of Portuguese wine are hoping the Sino-EU protected designation of origin agreement that came into effect this month will make their products more conspicuous in the Chinese market and so increase sales there, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Frederico Falcão, head of the ViniPortugal association of … Continue reading "Makers of Vinho Verde wine hoping for greater sales in China"
23 March 2021
A Chinese company has begun importing Portuguese-made cleaning products by train from Europe to the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, China Central Television (CCTV) reports. The Chinese state-owned broadcaster quotes the manager of the company, Zhang Xuefeng, as saying the train service the company uses has allowed it to expand its business of selling Portuguese-made … Continue reading "Portuguese products reaching Chinese market by train"
22 March 2021
The Codesul group of four southern Brazilian states will resume a cooperative effort by the cities of Barcelos in Portugal, Dongguan in China and Maringá in Brazil, Agência de Notícias de Paraná reports. The Brazilian state-run news agency quotes Codesul Executive Chairman Wilson Quinteiro as saying steps are being taken towards restarting endeavours envisaged by … Continue reading "Joint endeavour by Barcelos, Dongguan, Maringá to resume"
18 March 2021
An arm of Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd is making the first effort to sell in China a drug developed in Portugal, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency, citing the Chinese National Medical Products Administration website, says a Fosun subsidiary, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd, applied this month to register and sell in China … Continue reading "Fosun arm makes pioneering effort to sell Portuguese drug in China"
18 March 2021
Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, received on March 17 a delegation headed by the Coordinator of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Shaoyun. The two sides exchanged opinions on strengthening cooperation, boosting Macao’s platform role between China and … Continue reading "Delegation of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province visited the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
17 March 2021
The University of Coimbra Sino-Lusophone Academy will hold on Thursday an international conference on sustainable development, the university says. The Portuguese university announced in writing that it will hold the conference in cooperation with Santo Amaro University in Brazil. The University of Coimbra says the event will bring together authorities in their fields in places … Continue reading "Sino-Lusophone Academy sustainability conference draws Macao experts"
17 March 2021
The University of Macau is keen to enrol more postgraduate students from Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, Macau Business reports, citing Rector Song Yonghua. Mr Song said in an interview that he was increasing cooperation by his university and other universities with a view to encouraging more students and teachers in lusophone countries to avail … Continue reading "University of Macau seeking postgrads from lusophone world"
16 March 2021
Malo Clinic China, a chain of dental clinics part-owned by enterprising Portuguese dentist Paulo Maló, says it has finished a round of money raising conducted by China Capital Investment Group Co. Ltd (CCIG) and Huaxi Securities Co. Ltd. CCIG believes technology gives the chain an advantage in a market with huge room for development, Malo … Continue reading "Malo Clinic China chain completes round of capital raising"
15 March 2021
SF Portugal, a subsidiary of Chinese logistics company SF Express Co. Ltd, said on Tuesday the warehouse in Lisbon that will serve as a waypoint for its courier service between Portugal and China is all set to open on March 20. An equivalent warehouse in Beijing is due to open next month, SF Portugal has … Continue reading "SF Express setting up Portugal-China courier service"
15 March 2021
The Macao Science and Technology Development Fund says it will disburse up to 1 million patacas (about US$125,150) to support joint research with Portugal’s Science and Technology Foundation, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper says the fund announced its intention at the presentation yesterday of its annual report. The newspaper says the managers mean to … Continue reading "More money on offer for joint research by Portugal, Macao"
9 March 2021
The Chinese Ministry of Education has given permission for Hunan Normal University to offer a programme that teaches its undergraduates Portuguese, the Xiaoxiang Morning News reports. The programme is among 55 new programmes, including several in artificial intelligence, that universities in the southern Chinese province of Hunan have been given permission to teach, the Chinese … Continue reading "Hunan Normal University to teach Portuguese language"
9 March 2021
Portuguese-owned Farfetch UK Ltd has begun retailing its high-end fashions on the Chinese shopping website Tmall, the Fashion United website reports. The website quotes a written statement issued by Farfetch as saying the outlet in the Tmall Luxury Pavilion began last week offering 779 million Chinese over 3,500 brands of luxuries, 90 percent of them … Continue reading "Portuguese-owned retailer begins selling fashions on Tmall"
8 March 2021
Portuguese livestock farmer Monte do Pasto, which is owned by CESL Asia of Macao, dispatched last month the first shipment to Macao of its True Born premium brand of beef and mutton, which is worth 100,000 euros (about US$120,400), and is preparing to send two more, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Monte do … Continue reading "Monte do Pasto begins shipping its True Born beef to Macao"
4 March 2021
On March 3, Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), Mr Ding Tian, welcomed to the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao a delegation from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation. The visiting … Continue reading "Representatives from the Administrative Committee of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation visit Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao"
4 March 2021
An adviser of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Oriol Caudevilla, thinks Macao should exploit its ties to the Portuguese-speaking world to get into the business of green finance. Mr Caudevilla, who sits on the committees of the association that deal with blockchain business, digital banking and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, says so … Continue reading "Macao urged to use foreign ties to get into green finance"