15 October 2020
From 22 to 24 October, the 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (25th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020 (2020MFE) and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2020PLPEX) will be concurrently held at The Venetian Macao. Due to COVID-19 this year, many overseas companies fail to be present at the exhibitions and … Continue reading "PLPEX Macao promotes bilateral co-operation between exhibitors from China and Portuguese-speaking countries"
15 October 2020
Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and co-organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Municipal Affairs Bureau, and supported by the Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd., the 23rd Lusofonia Festival will be held from 16 to 18 October, at the Taipa Houses, introducing the lusophone culture to the public. The Festival offers a diversified programme … Continue reading "Macao 23rd Lusofonia Festival introduces the lusophone culture from 16 to 18 October"
14 October 2020
The new official website of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum for Economic and Commercial Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) was launched today at www.forumchinaplp.org.mo, accessible in Chinese, Portuguese, and English. The new website has a wide range of useful information about China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, with an improved graphic display and an updated … Continue reading "Simultaneous launch of the new official website of Forum Macao and of the Special Website for the Cultural Week"
8 October 2020
The Chinese government given 14 São Toméans scholarships to pursue first degrees or postgraduate degrees in China, STP-Press reports, quoting a Chinese diplomat in São Tomé e Príncipe, Fu Changhua. The São Toméan state-run news agency quotes Mr Fu as saying in a published article that since the branch of the Confucius Institute at the … Continue reading "São Toméan students awarded scholarships to study in China"
7 October 2020
Representatives of businesses in Macao and the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have signed a preliminary agreement to cooperate in healthcare projects that link lusophone countries and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the Macao Daily News reports. The newspaper says the agreement was a result of a meeting held during the 2020 China Shanxi … Continue reading "Enterprises agree on projects involving lusophone world"
6 October 2020
The fifth Lusophone Painting Exhibition, showing 27 works by artists in Angola, Brazil, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, Timor-Leste and Macao, has opened at the Clube Militar in Macao, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes the curator, José Isaac Duarte, as saying the Macau Cultural Promotion Association exhibition shows the creativity of … Continue reading "Macao showing paintings by artists in lusophone countries"
30 September 2020
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) says one of the highlights of Beijing Macao Week, which ends in the Chinese capital today, is an exhibition of products of the Portuguese-speaking world. The MGTO issued a written statement saying the Portuguese-speaking Countries Products Exhibition Zone is among the manifestations of Beijing Macao Week to be found … Continue reading "Macao exhibits products from lusophone world in Beijing"
29 September 2020
São Toméan President Evaristo Carvalho has voiced hope that the incoming Chinese envoy to São Tomé e Príncipe will spur on work on Sino-São Toméan cooperative projects that is already in progress, STP-Press reports. The São-Toméan state-run news agency says Mr Carvalho, speaking at a gathering to mark the departure of outgoing Chinese Ambassador to … Continue reading "Call for China, São Tomé e Príncipe to keep working together"
29 September 2020
The 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (25th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020 (2020MFE) and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2020PLPEX) will be concurrently held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October, with a view to maximising the effectiveness of the exhibitions and creating business opportunities through the … Continue reading "Exhibitors recognise MIF platform’s effectiveness and hope to seize business opportunities through three concurrent exhibitions this year"
28 September 2020
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, is setting up in Beijing an area where products of the Portuguese-speaking world will be exhibited during Beijing-Macao Week from 26 to 29 September. IPIM announced in writing that 11 Macao companies will occupy space in its Portuguese-speaking Countries Products Exhibition Zone. The institute says they … Continue reading "Macao to exhibit products from lusophone world in Beijing"
23 September 2020
Governor Chen Wu of the southern Chinese autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang hopes his region can make full use of Macao as a bridge between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Mr Chen as saying so when he and Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat … Continue reading "Governor wants closer ties between Guangxi, lusophone world"
23 September 2020
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List as well as the reinstatement of travel permit issuance for Mainland residents to Macao in late September, the Macao SAR Government will roll out a series of promotional activities themed as “Beijing-Macao Week” along Wangfujing Street … Continue reading "IPIM organises Macao enterprises to participate in Beijing-Macao Week to promote Macao brands and products from Portuguese-speaking countries through multiple channels"
22 September 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$77.662 billion in the period from January to July 2020. It represented a 7.57 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$56.23 billion to China in the first seven months of 2020 – a fall of 6.57 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$77.66bln in January-July 2020"
22 September 2020
Governor Wang Ning of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian has called for the construction there of an industrial park to exploit the function of Macao as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can conduct business, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued a written statement quoting Mr Wang as saying so … Continue reading "Industrial park mooted for linking Fujian to lusophone world"
17 September 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$64.598 billion in the period from January to June 2020. It represented a 7.9 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$46.742 billion to China in the first six months of 2020 – a fall of 7.32 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$64.60bln in January-June 2020"
15 September 2020
Eight doctors have left the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, bound for São Tomé e Príncipe on the fifth in a series of Chinese medical missions to the country, the Sichuan News website reports. The provincial government-run website says the doctors include a general surgeon, a stomatologist, a cardiologist, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and an … Continue reading "New Chinese medical mission heads for São Tomé e Príncipe"
4 September 2020
São Toméan Health Minister Edgar Neves has commended the members of a Chinese medical mission, who have been working in his country for over 18 months, STP-Press reports. The São Toméan state-run news agency quotes Mr Neves as saying that the five physicians and one nurse have treated needy patients and trained São Toméan doctors. … Continue reading "Chinese medical mission to São Tomé e Príncipe wins plaudit"
20 August 2020
A Chinese-language version of a guide for would-be investors in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste has been published in Macao, Lusa reports, citing the MacauLink media group. The Portuguese news agency quotes a written statement issued by MacauLink as saying it collaborated with other businesses and institutions in Macao … Continue reading "Guide for investors in lusophone countries translated"
11 August 2020
Macao Lawyers Association President Jorge Neto Valente has said he wants businesses to avail of commercial arbitration in the city, particularly businesses in the Portuguese-speaking world and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Macao government says. The Legal Affairs Bureau issued a written statement quoting Mr Neto Valente as calling for more advertising abroad … Continue reading "Use Macao for commercial arbitration, legal luminary says"
7 August 2020
Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking Countries could issue green bonds in Macao and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Management. The report by the Lusa news agency quoted the academic as saying that Macao’s historic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Macao could be platform for green bonds, says academic"