8 October 2021
A delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao Mr Ding Tian travelled to the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province from September 22 to 25. The Permanent Secretariat held the “Enjoy Macau, enjoy opportunities from the Portuguese-speaking Countries” presentation session. The Permanent Secretariat also, together with the Macao Trade and … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao took part in Macao Week in Sichuan Chengdu, jointly held a session to boost exchanges between Portuguese-speaking Countries and mainland Chinese provinces and cities"
29 September 2021
Timor-Leste was among over 120 countries represented at a conference online about the development of aquaculture, which was conducted from the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai, the Chinese Embassy in Díli says. A representative of the Timorese Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries attended the conference, which began last Wednesday and ended last Saturday, according to … Continue reading "Timorese attends Chinese-run conference on aquaculture"
28 September 2021
The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China wishes to work with Macao to look into prospects for economic engagement with the Portuguese-speaking world, the Macao SAR Government says. Guangxi Chairman Lan Tianli said so when he and Macao SAR Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, according to … Continue reading "Guangxi seeks Macao help to engage with lusophone countries"
28 September 2021
The University of Macau held the 30th annual meeting of the Association of Portuguese Language Universities online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university says. The University of Macau, six other institutions of higher education in the city, and universities in eight lusophone countries were represented at the meeting, held over two days last week, … Continue reading "Association of Portuguese Language Universities meets"
27 September 2021
The “Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu” was grandly unveiled on 24 September to present a mega roadshow at Jiaozi Plaza, Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu until 27 September, to promote Macao’s diverse elements of tourism and commerce, showcase the rich diversity of “tourism +” and raise Macao’s profile as a healthy, safe and glamorous destination. … Continue reading "Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu” is grandly unveiled with fascinating program to promote Macao’s glamour as a safe and quality destination"
27 September 2021
Products of Portuguese-speaking parts of the world are on display in two of the booths set up for a roadshow now in Chengdu, in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the Macao Government Tourism Office says. The roadshow, in Jiaozi Plaza in the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, is a manifestation of Macao Week in … Continue reading "Products of lusophone world on show in Macao Week in Sichuan"
24 September 2021
Among 40 institutions of higher education belonging to a new alliance of academic libraries in Macao and the lusophone world are five universities in Brazil, according to one of them, the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The university issued a written statement identifying the four other Brazilian members as the University of São Paulo, the … Continue reading "Brazilian universities join Macao-led library alliance"
24 September 2021
To foster Chengdu-Macao closer co-operation in trade in products and services, and enhance Macao’s role as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries (PSC), the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has introduced even more new elements and measures in the “Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu”. Nearly one third of roadshow exhibitors are Macao enterprises … Continue reading "IPIM Fosters Chengdu-Macao Closer Co-operation in Trade in Products and Services via the Macao Week"
24 September 2021
The University of Macau (UM) recently held virtually the 30th annual meeting of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa, AULP). Titled ‘Dialogue of Cultures and Promotion of Portuguese Language Teaching in China’, the meeting attracted participants from Macao and eight countries. They included members of the Executive Council of AULP … Continue reading "UM holds annual meeting of AULP virtually"
23 September 2021
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says its Invest Here website, intended to boost flows of investment between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, is now online, after a four-month trial. The Invest Here website gives information about Macao, the nine mainland Chinese cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and major … Continue reading "Macao website to spur international flows of investment"
21 September 2021
A Chinese-built roll-on, roll-off ferry, the Berlin-Ramelau, is set to arrive in Timor-Leste by October 11, ANTIL reports, citing Timorese Transport and Communications Minister José Agustinho da Silva. The Timorese state-run news agency quotes Mr Agustinho da Silva as saying the Port Authority of Timor-Leste is forming a party of inspectors to send to China … Continue reading "Ferry built in China set to be delivered to Timor-Leste"
20 September 2021
In order to stimulate the local investment environment, give full play to the unique advantage of Macao as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and attract domestic and overseas enterprises to implement their business projects in Macao, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has launched web and mobile versions of “Invest Here” … Continue reading "IPIM Launches the “Invest Here” Website to Provide Investment Information on a Number of Cities"
16 September 2021
The Portuguese Language Communication Association in Macao begins today soliciting entries for a new contest among schoolchildren to write fiction in Portuguese and then illustrate it, inviting pupils at nine schools in the lusophone world to compete. The contest is open to school pupils aged between 10 and 12 in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, … Continue reading "Lusophone school pupils invited to enter Macao story contest"
10 September 2021
A prominent Portuguese financial adviser, Jorge Costa Oliveira, believes financial markets in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have huge potential as a source of money for projects by companies in the Portuguese-speaking world. Mr Costa Oliveira, a member of the Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce Strategic Council and a former director of the Macao … Continue reading "Seek funds in South China, lusophone entrepreneurs advised"
8 September 2021
The master plan for the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone on Hengqin Island, which abuts Macao, has been approved at the highest levels of the ruling party and government of China, Xinhua reports. The Chinese state-run news agency says the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council gave their approval last Sunday. The … Continue reading "Macao plan envisaging boost for intl trade gets green light"
6 September 2021
The finalists of the Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries, a competition jointly hosted by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum Macao and the Macao Polytechnic Institute, have been selected from entries made by 24 teams. The finalists will now vie for the most votes, via online voting, and the corresponding special prize. Online … Continue reading "Online voting begins for Contest for Promotional Videos on Portuguese-speaking Countries"
19 August 2021
The managers of the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Co-operation and Development Fund in Macao are amenable to investing in Chinese-run companies in Timor-Leste, the Chinese Embassy in Díli says. Chinese Commercial Counsellor, Geng Xiewei, gave a presentation about the fund at a videoconference last week attended by representatives of 20 Chinese-run enterprises in Timor-Leste, according to a … Continue reading "Macao fund may invest in Chinese businesses in Timor-Leste"
13 August 2021
Timor-Leste will receive this week its largest shipment yet of vaccines for its drive to inoculate its people against COVID-19, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency, citing a source in the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group in Timor-Leste, says the authorities there hope to receive this week about 500,000 doses of vaccines. The report says … Continue reading "Timor-Leste to receive more vaccines against COVID-19"
11 August 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$90.483 billion in the period from January to June 2021. It represented a 40.07 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$62.494 billion to China in the first six months of 2021 – a rise of 33.7 percent year-on-year. The value of … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$90.48bln in January-June 2021"
11 August 2021
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$71.423 billion in the period from January to May 2021. It represented a 37.95 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$48.531 billion to China in the first five months of 2021 – an increase of 30.81 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$71.4bln in January-May 2021"