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"
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"