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"
25 May 2020
Official figures indicate that Portuguese exports of pork to China were 255 percent greater in the first quarter of this year than a year ago, the Ni Hao Portugal website reports. The website quotes a written statement issued by the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP), as saying pork is the only product Portugal is … Continue reading "Portuguese pork exports to China soar"
25 May 2020
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and the University of Porto in the northern Portuguese city of Oporto have begun publishing jointly Orientes do Português, the first international academic journal in Portuguese in Asia, MPI says. A written announcement by MPI says the journal will contain articles about research by academics in Asia into contact linguistics, … Continue reading "Macao, Oporto colleges launch academic journal in Portuguese"
22 May 2020
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China, the China Broadband Development Alliance, Altice Portugal SA and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have got together to develop fifth-generation fixed telecommunications networks, Huawei says. Huawei says in a written announcement released on Tuesday that such international collaboration in the telecommunications industry is needed to build a digital … Continue reading "Sino-Portuguese partnership to develop 5G fixed networks"
22 May 2020
The journal, The Portuguese Language in the Orient (Orientes do Portugues), the first ever Portuguese academic periodical in Asia, has hit the shelf; the periodical is co-published by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the University of Porto in Portugal. The aim of the periodical is to enhance Macao’s strengths as a services platform between China … Continue reading "The first Portuguese academic periodical in Asia co-published by Macao Polytechnic Institute & Porto hits the shelf"
22 May 2020
The Talent Development Committee will be launching three subsidy schemes for postgraduate studies in Portugal. The three schemes are: Scholarship Scheme for Master’s Degree Courses at the University of Coimbra, Portugal; Postgraduate Degree Course Scholarship Program – Association of Principals of Portuguese-speaking Universities; and Scholarship Scheme for Master Course of the Institutions under Portuguese Polytechnics … Continue reading "Talent Development Committee of Macao to launch 3 subsidy schemes for Portuguese postgrad programs in June"
21 May 2020
Portuguese charter airline HiFly has transported personal protective equipment for use in countering Covid-19 from China to the Dominican Republic, the Simple Flying website reports. The website says a HiFly Airbus A380 left Beja in southern Portugal on Thursday to the northern Chinese city of Tianjin to pick up the shipment, which it took to … Continue reading "HiFly takes Chinese medical equipment to Dominican Republic"
20 May 2020
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China says its technology has allowed Portuguese telecommunications company Altice Portugal SA to reduce its electricity bill by up to 9 per cent, Light Reading reports. The website quotes a published article written by Huawei as saying the Huawei 5G Power BoostLi battery management system lets Altice Portugal manage better … Continue reading "Huawei claims credit for cutting Portuguese telco’s costs"
20 May 2020
The Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto, which was introduced this year by the Tertiary Education Fund, will be open for application from 25 may to 7 July. The scheme aims at supporting Macao residents who are enrolled in bachelor degree programs, dual degree programs or Portuguese preparatory courses … Continue reading "Macao Higher Education Bureau’s Subsidy Scheme for Students Enrolled in Programs of the University of Porto opens for application on 25 May"
19 May 2020
A new reference document says economic engagement by China and the Portuguese-speaking world can help develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the People’s Daily reports. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says the document is the Sino-Lusophone Economic and Trade Cooperation Blue Book, published jointly by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, … Continue reading "Greater role for Macao in international engagement envisaged"
15 May 2020
Real estate consulting firm Knight Frank says Portuguese capital Lisbon will be one of just four main markets for high-end housing where prices will keep rising for the rest of this year. A Knight Frank publication says prices of high-end housing in Lisbon may rise by up to 4.9 percent this year and even faster … Continue reading "Prices of high-end housing in Lisbon tipped to keep rising"
13 May 2020
Portuguese small and medium enterprises aiming to do business in China have last week set up the Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the chamber as saying in a written announcement that it intends to set up funds to invest in agribusiness and tourism, and open an online shop … Continue reading "Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce established"
12 May 2020
The Portuguese trade and investment agency, AICEP, says it is holding online today a seminar on opportunities for Portuguese companies in China, and that attendance is free of charge. AICEP issued a written announcement saying the seminar will cover the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Chinese economy, forecasts for the economy, the Chinese … Continue reading "Seminar to teach Portuguese managers about business in China"
8 May 2020
In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) has donated face masks and medical protective suits to eight member countries of the Forum to help them cope with the epidemic. On 4 May, the Permanent Secretariat, in partnership with … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao organised donation of personal protection equipment to Portuguese-speaking Countries United to overcome challenges, solidarity in combating the epidemic"
7 May 2020
Along with the implementation of Macao SAR Government’s “Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2020”, to leverage the role and advantages of Macao’s “Sino-Portuguese platform” and to promote the development of Macao’s “International Portuguese Training Centre” and “training base of Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents”, Macao Polytechnic Institute has launched its Portuguese textbook Global Portuguese online as a convenient … Continue reading "Macao Polytechnic Institute Deepens Training of Sino-Portuguese Bilingual Talents via Launching the Global Portuguese Textbook Series"
29 April 2020
28 April 2020