28 September 2020
Timor-Leste has opened in Shanghai a centre intended to spur sales of Timorese organically grown coffee in the mainland Chinese market, the China News Service (CNS) reports. The Chinese state-run news agency says visitors to the centre can see how advanced technology for roasting the beans is used to produce top-notch coffee. The report says … Continue reading "Centre for promoting Timorese coffee opens in Shanghai"
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
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"
9 September 2020
Chinese workers flown into Timor-Leste last month have all tested negative for the Covid-19 virus and are ready to get down to work on various big projects, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written announcement saying the Timorese Health Ministry gave a Chinese diplomat health certificates allowing the workers out of … Continue reading "Embassy says Chinese in Timor-Leste ready to start work"
4 September 2020
The Chinese customs service says it will begin next Thursday issuing online certificates of origin for goods imported by China from five least-developed countries, among them Mozambique and Timor-Leste. The Chinese General Administration of Customs announced in writing that this pilot scheme will make it easier for goods exported by the five countries to clear … Continue reading "Path for Timorese, Mozambican exports to China smoothed"
27 August 2020
Timorese Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Domingos Lopes Antunes has urged Chinese investors to contribute to the development of the industrial park in Tibar Bay, on the outskirts of the Timorese capital, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Mr Lopes Antunes as inviting Chinese companies to set … Continue reading "Chinese urged to invest in Timorese industrial park"
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"
20 August 2020
Charlestrong Café Co. Lda Chairman Charles Shi of Macao says he has invested HK$20 million (about US$2.58 million) in a venture to process organic coffee grown in Timor-Leste, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Shi as saying his company has imported about 330 tonnes of coffee beans from Timor-Leste this year, and is … Continue reading "Charlestrong invests in processing Timorese organic coffee"
18 August 2020
The Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation, both Chinese charities, have given Timor-Leste a load of medical supplies, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written statement saying several shipments of medical equipment and supplies have now been sent to Timor-Leste by Chinese donors, some of them by the Chinese charitable … Continue reading "Chinese foundations give Timor-Leste more medical supplies"
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"
6 August 2020
Chinese state-owned contractor Shanghai Construction Group Co. Ltd should complete this year the grain depot and processing facility that it began building last year in Baucau, in northeastern Timor Leste, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written statement on Monday saying the contractor has done 70 percent of the work. The … Continue reading "Chinese contractor to finish Timorese grain depot in 2020"
6 August 2020
Macao Legislative Assembly Member José Pereira Coutinho has called for long-haul air services between Macao and the rest of the world – in particular, the Portuguese-speaking world, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Mr Pereira Coutinho as saying the city could become a staging post for Mainland Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Mr Pereira … Continue reading "Lawmaker calls for intercontinental flights to Macao"
29 July 2020
Integrated resort operator MGM China Holdings Ltd will sell its patrons Timorese-grown organic coffee supplied by Charlestrong Café Co. Lda, the Macau Daily Times reports. The newspaper says the Charlestrong Café Dilly brand of coffee will be available to guests staying at the MGM Macau and MGM Cotai resort villas and at two cafés. The … Continue reading "MGM China to sell Timorese organic coffee at Macao resorts"
27 July 2020
“Macao Franchise Expo 2020” (MFE) will be held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October. In order to further interest the general public in franchise business and to enable more companies to learn how to improve their brand’s competitiveness through online training, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will work with … Continue reading "”Macao Franchise Expo 2020 Online Training Seminar” Opens for Applications to Improves Competitiveness of SMEs’ Brands"
21 July 2020
A Timorese government official, Merício Juvenal dos Reis, has expressed hope that work on a Chinese project to bring digital television to Timor-Leste will resume as soon as possible, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Mr Juvenal dos Reis as saying resumption of the project would increase Sino-Timorese … Continue reading "Chinese project to give Timor-Leste digital TV still wanted"
17 July 2020
The authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong intend to set up on the island of Hengqin, which abuts Macao, an office for collaboration by prosecutors in China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Nanfang Daily reports. The newspaper quotes the senior prosecutor on the island, Zhou Liren, as saying the office will better protect … Continue reading "Hengqin to have office for intl collaboration by prosecutors"