13 January 2022
A Sino-Timorese enterprise, Fung Ao Seu Unipessoal Lda, is set to begin planting rice on 1,600 hectares of land in the southern Timorese districts of Viqueque and Manatuto, ANTIL says. A Fung Ao Seu manager, Jaime Hanjam, says the company has spent about US$500,000 on farm implements imported from China, the Timorese state-run news agency … Continue reading "Sino-Timorese company to grow rice in southern Timor-Leste"
6 January 2022
Official data indicate that the value of merchandise exports to Macao from Portuguese-speaking parts of the world grew to 643.3 million patacas (about US$80.1 million) in the first 11 months of last year, 3.2 per cent more than in the corresponding period the year before. Figures given by the Macao Statistics and Census Service last … Continue reading "Exports to Macao from lusophone world on upward trend"
6 January 2022
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has celebrated 40 years since its founding by putting on a concert performed online by students in Macao, mainland China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao Daily says. The performers were students at the MPI, at institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and elsewhere in China, and at … Continue reading "Concert marks 40 years of the Macao Polytechnic Institute"
4 January 2022
A senior official of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has called for Macao to cooperate more closely with Portuguese-speaking parts of the world that join China in its Belt and Road initiative, the Macao SAR Government says. The government issued on Wednesday a written statement quoting NDRC Vice-chairman Ning Jizhe as remarking … Continue reading "Macao urged to cooperate more with lusophone countries"
30 December 2021
Damen Shipyards Group NV of the Netherlands says the Berlin-Ramelau, a roll-on, roll-off ferry it built in China, has been formally handed over to the Port Authority of Timor-Leste. The crew of the Berlin-Ramelau began training as soon as the ship arrived in Díli on December 9, according to a written statement issued by Damen … Continue reading "Ferry built in China handed over to Timorese authorities"
29 December 2021
A series of 10 weekly events to promote sales of food, drink and other goods produced in Macao and parts of the Portuguese-speaking world, being put on by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, has earned the praise of exhibitors and visitors alike, the Macao Daily says. Since November 20 one such … Continue reading "IPIM lauded for helping sell products of lusophone world"
28 December 2021
A subsidiary of Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd (GPHL) of mainland China has opened a factory in Macao to make products for the practice of Chinese traditional medicine, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes GPHL President Li Chuyuan as saying at the opening last Friday that Portuguese-speaking parts of the world are among the main … Continue reading "GPHL Macao arm opens factory to serve lusophone markets"
16 December 2021
The Chinese Embassy in Díli says it has formally awarded scholarships to 75 students at the National University of Timor-Leste. The embassy issued a written announcement quoting Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Xiao Jianguo as saying the scholarships are meant to help outstanding students belonging to low-income households, and to strengthen Sino-Timorese friendship. Mr Xiao, speaking … Continue reading "Chinese Embassy awards scholarships to Timorese students"
16 December 2021
The ZLF law firm on the mainland Chinese island of Hengqin, next to Macao, has been helping Chinese investors in the Portuguese-speaking world solve legal problems, Lusa reports. A report carried by the Portuguese news agency last Sunday quotes ZLF Director Chen Yi as saying their favourite place to invest is Brazil. Ms Chen said … Continue reading "Hengqin lawyers help Chinese investors in lusophone world"
16 December 2021
Macau Plaza, a shopping website where mainland Chinese consumers can buy products made or distributed by other enterprises in Macao, has opened for business, Lusa reports. The plan is to make Macau Plaza accessible in mainland China through TikTok, Kuaishou, Tmall Global, JoyBuy and the WeChat mini-app, according to a report carried by the Portuguese … Continue reading "Macau Plaza begins selling goods online in mainland China"
15 December 2021
A Chinese Communist Party official in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, Hui Jianlin, has said that for 10 years Macao has served Jiangsu as a window on the lusophone world, the China News Service (CNS) reports. Mr Hui, of the party’s Jiangsu Provincial Standing Committee, said so in Macao last week at a meeting … Continue reading "Party official describes importance of Macao to Jiangsu"
10 December 2021
The 24th Lusofonia Festival opens tomorrow at the Taipa Houses in Macao, showing off the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao SAR Cultural Affairs Bureau says. On the programme for the three-day festival are performances of music and dancing, samplings of food, and displays of arts and crafts to be found in 10 parts … Continue reading "Festival puts cultures of lusophone world on show in Macao"
9 December 2021
A conference in southwestern China drew together 70 businesspeople to talk about trade and investment in the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. During the conference, in the city of Chongqing, 68 side sessions matched buyers and sellers in businesses such as supermarkets, department stores, the wine trade, commodity … Continue reading "Chongqing businesspeople meet to discuss lusophone markets"
3 December 2021
Prospective exhibitors and buyers in mainland China, Macao, Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique have signed up to attend three fairs to be held in Macao from December 10 to 12, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. The 2021 Portuguese-Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao), or PLPEX, will be held at the … Continue reading "Thousands due to attend PLPEX, MIF, Macao Franchise Expo"
1 December 2021
The 26th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (26th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2021 (2021MFE) and the 2021 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2021PLPEX) will be held concurrently at The Venetian Macao from 10 to 12 December. Adhering to the mode of “three exhibitions in synergy with the integration of online and offline … Continue reading "The 26th MIF, 2021MFE and 2021PLPEX to be held in December Exploring business opportunities online and offline"
1 December 2021
Macao businessman Kevin Ho King Lun hopes to invest in more lusophone countries to help Macao perform its function as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can do business, the Guangzhou Daily reports. The Chinese state-run newspaper quotes Mr Ho as saying so at the opening last Saturday of the 2021 Asia Youth … Continue reading "Kevin Ho hopes to invest more widely in the lusophone world"
29 November 2021
The organisers of the 2021 Portuguese-Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao), or PLPEX, have issued for the first time a list of recommended wines produced in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says. The institute announced in writing on Wednesday that the organisers of the Global … Continue reading "List of recommended wines of the lusophone world published"
29 November 2021
The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, jointly hosted the “2021 Guangdong & Macao Branded Products Fair – Portuguese-speaking Countries Product Promotion” at the Venetian Macao’s convention and exhibition centre, on November 26. Among the guests attending the event were: … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao hosts Portuguese-speaking Countries product promotion to help companies explore Greater Bay Area market via Macao"
25 November 2021
The 2021 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2021PLPEX), in collaboration with the “Global Ingredients, Taste of Shanghai” catering event, has earlier released the first “Global Wine．Shanghai Wine List – Recommended Wine List of Portuguese-speaking Countries in 2021”. By doing so, 2021PLPEX aims to foster economic, trade and cultural exchanges and co-operation between … Continue reading "2021PLPEX organises Portuguese-speaking countries’ wine tasting and promotional activities to assist Macao’s enterprises in “going global”"
24 November 2021
South China Normal University (SCNU), in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, has established the first research centre in mainland China for the study of Timor-Leste, the university says. The establishment of the SCNU Timor-Leste Research Centre is important for Sino-Timorese cooperation and exchanges, according to a written statement issued by the university. The statement … Continue reading "Chinese university sets up centre for study of Timor-Leste"