9 July 2020
Official data indicate that 30.6 percent of the almost US$597 million worth of merchandise imported by Timor-Leste last year came from China, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency, citing figures given by the Timorese Finance Ministry, says 16.2 percent came from Hong Kong and 14.4 percent from mainland China. The report says Indonesia was the … Continue reading "Timorese imports from China worth US$182.68 mln in 2019"
30 June 2020
The Timorese government has agreed to accept military aid from China, which will be given free of charge, ANTIL reports, citing the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Fidélis Magalhães. The Timorese state-run news agency quotes Mr Magalhães as saying last week the cabinet has given Timorese Ambassador to China Abrão dos … Continue reading "Timor-Leste agrees to accept gift of military aid from China"
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"
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"
15 June 2020
The Timorese government ratified on Wednesday an agreement with China on building a hospital and a school in Timor-Leste, Lusa reports, citing Timorese Foreign Minister Dionísio Babo. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Babo as saying on Wednesday he was given full authority to confirm the US$14 million deal on the construction of the Sino-Timorese … Continue reading "China does deal to build, hospital, school in Timor-Leste"
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"
28 May 2020
Two Chinese charitable foundations, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation, have given Timor-Leste several tonnes of medical equipment and supplies, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency, citing a written announcement by the Chinese Embassy in Dili, says the medical paraphernalia arrived in Dili on a charter flight from Singapore. The announcement says the … Continue reading "Chinese foundations give Timor-Leste medical paraphernalia"
27 May 2020
China Building Material Tangshan Installation Co. (CBMI) will repair the Weru-Loco bridge in southeastern Timor-Leste’s Lautém district, which was damaged by floods caused by heavy rain, ANTIL reports. The Timorese state-run news agency quotes Rui Hernâni, Director-General at Timor-Leste’s Public Works Ministry, as saying representatives of the Ministry’s Project Management Unit and the Chinese State-owned … Continue reading "Chinese contractor to repair damaged bridge in Timor-Leste"
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"
13 May 2020
Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group NV says its yard in the central Chinese city of Yichang has cut the first steel for a roll-on, roll-off ferry it is building for service in Timor-Leste. Damen Shipyards issued a written statement saying Covid-19 precautions meant the steel-cutting ceremony had to be performed online, with representatives of the … Continue reading "Yichang shipyard cuts first steel for Timorese ferry"
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"
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