9 June 2021
A shipment of 100,000 doses of a Chinese-made vaccine against COVID-19 and 100,800 syringes, all donated by China, has arrived in Timor-Leste, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Xiao Jianguo as saying that the gift shows the firmness of Chinese support for Timorese efforts … Continue reading "Chinese gift of COVID-19 vaccine reaches Timor-Leste"
27 May 2021
A drive by the Macao-Timor Friendship Association to raise money for the survivors of severe flooding in Timor-Leste has collected MOP63,460 (almost US$8,000) since it began last month , Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the money will be used by the Timorese authorities and a charity, Fundação São João de Deus. The report … Continue reading "US$8,000 raised in Macao for flood survivors in Timor-Leste"
26 May 2021
Macao Legislative Assembly Member Song Pek Kei has called for the setting-up of an institution to provide export credit insurance, with a view to increasing trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, Hoje Macau reports. The newspaper quotes Ms Song as telling the assembly that the insurer would protect small and medium enterprises in Macao … Continue reading "Legislator calls for export credit insurance for Macao SMEs"
21 May 2021
Macao enterprises have struck deals to sell goods produced in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world to buyers in the city of Nanjing, capital of the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, according to the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM. IPIM issued a written statement saying the deals were done in a business-matching session … Continue reading "Macao dealers sell products of lusophone world in Nanjing"
20 May 2021
The “Macao Week in Jiangsu” roadshow was held splendidly along the Pedestrian Street at Confucius Temple in Nanjing for four days in a row from 14 – 17 May, in tandem with the offline and online promotions to raise Macao’s profile as a healthy, safe and quality destination and attract Mainland visitors to Macao. The … Continue reading "“Macao Week in Jiangsu” abounds with spectators Radiating Macao’s “tourism +” glamour for four days"
20 May 2021
Governor Hui Jianlin of the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu believes Macao, by functioning as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, can help Jiangsu enterprises penetrate lusophone markets, the Macao SAR Government says. Mr Hui said so when he met Macao Secretary for the Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong … Continue reading "Jiangsu wants Macao help to penetrate lusophone markets"
18 May 2021
A demonstration of how to prepare Macanese and Portuguese food, a feature of Macao Week in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, was shown live online, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) says. The MGTO issued a written statement saying the demonstration was given last Saturday at the Jinling Hotel in the provincial capital, Nanjing, … Continue reading "Chef demonstrates Macanese, Portuguese cooking in Nanjing"
17 May 2021
Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group NV says its yard in the central Chinese city of Yichang has launched a roll-on, roll-off ferry, the Berlin-Ramelau, for service in Timor-Leste. Port Authority of Timor-Leste President Flávio Cardoso Neves said the ship had been built almost without any hitches caused by to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a … Continue reading "Damen Shipyards Yichang yard launches ferry for Timor-Leste"
13 May 2021
The Macao Pavilion at the first China International Consumer Products Expo, in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, promoted sales of over 50 kinds of food and drink supplied by 13 producers in lusophone countries, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. IPIM set up the pavilion to show how Macao … Continue reading "Sales of food from lusophone countries promoted in Hainan"
10 May 2021
With the objective of contributing to the reinforcement of Macao’s role as a Sino-Lusophone cooperation platform and improving the knowledge of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao among Higher Education Institutions in Lusophone countries and regions, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, will host the 11th conference of FORGES (Forum of Higher … Continue reading "MPI co-hosts the 11th Conference of International Network of Higher Education Institutions of Portuguese Speaking Countries"
10 May 2021
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says it is beginning today a programme of promotion of products of the Portuguese-speaking world, notably food and drink. On the programme are six gatherings, to be held in the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Products Exhibition Centre in Macao between today and July 25, and attended by … Continue reading "IPIM events to promote food produced in lusophone countries"
7 May 2021
The Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste says it has given US$20,000 to a Timorese charity, the Quesadhip Ruak Center Foundation, to help children made homeless by floods there last month. China will continue helping Timorese to recover from the floods, a written announcement issued by the embassy on Monday quotes Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Xiao Jianguo … Continue reading "Chinese gift to help Timorese children displaced by floods"
6 May 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$25.028 billion in the period from January to February 2021. It represented a 17.09 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$16.128 billion to China in the first two months of 2021 – a rise of 2.57 percent year-on-year. The … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$25.03bln in January-February 2021"
6 May 2021
Four mobile kitchens, a gift from China, have completed their task of feeding over 1,300 people displaced by floods in Timor-Leste, the People’s Daily reports. Heavy rain inundated Díli and other low-lying parts of Timor-Leste on April 4, badly damaging homes, roads and bridges, according to a report carried by the Chinese Communist Party newspaper … Continue reading "Chinese mobile kitchens feed Timorese displaced by floods"
5 May 2021
Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries topped US$13.139 billion in the first month of 2021, an increase of 4.5 percent from a year earlier and a 2.14-percent rise from the previous month, according to data from China Customs. In January, the value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.254 billion, down by 0.24 percent year-on-year but … Continue reading "China, Portuguese-speaking Countries trade tops US$13.13bln in Jan 2021"
5 May 2021
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports by Macao to the Portuguese-speaking world grew to 291,400 patacas (about US$36,500) in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the value a year earlier. Figures published by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last week show that all first-quarter exports were domestic exports, … Continue reading "Q1 exports by Macao to lusophone world double to US$36,500"
4 May 2021
In late April 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, led a Forum Macao delegation on a visit to Beijing. The delegation paid courtesy visits to, respectively, the Ambassadors or attachés in China of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Beijing"
30 April 2021
The Macao-Timor Friendship Association and the representative of Timor-Leste at Forum Macao, Danilo Henriques, have started a drive to raise funds to help the victims of severe flooding in Timor-Leste, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Henriques as saying the people of Laclubar in central Timor-Leste’s Manatuto municipality need help urgently to buy … Continue reading "Timorese in Macao collecting money for victims of floods"
29 April 2021
A delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), led by Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian, visited Jiaozhou city, part of Qingdao, from April 25 to 27. The delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation International Investment and Trade … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao visits Qingdao for economic and trade-related activities"
27 April 2021
The organisers of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries have extended the deadline for entries in the contest, from April 30 to May 14, 2021. The contest is jointly organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-Operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) and the Centre for Portuguese … Continue reading "Registration period for Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries extended"