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The evolution of literary ties between Portugal and China

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Yao Jingming’s latest book, History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal, chronicles six-‑centuries-‑worth of Portuguese perspectives on China ranging from viewing it as one of the world’s most advanced countries to a backwards nation riddled with corruption.

Director of the Department of Portuguese at the University of Macau, Yao is one of China’s leading specialists in Portuguese literature and has been recognised by the Portuguese government for his contributions to their nation’s literature. Yao is also a poet, composing in both Chinese and Portuguese, and has translated some of the most prominent Portuguese poets into Mandarin. More

Chinese cooperation is already working in Sao Tome and Principe

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Four technical teams of Chinese aid workers are already active in Sao Tome and Principe, taking advantage of the experience of some team members in other Portuguese-speaking African countries and Macau to meet the many needs of the archipelago.

About a month after signing the cooperation agreement between Sao Tome and Principe and China in Beijing, which will resume a relationship that was interrupted for almost two decades, Macauhub in Sao Tome accompanied the teams in the areas of agriculture, energy, health and malaria control. More

Evolving palate in Macao

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Emerging from the murky waters of the Pearl River in 1513 came a bearded man the likes of which the Chinese had never seen before. This stranger and those who followed him in later years were to eventually change the Middle Kingdom of China forever. For the Portuguese their golden years were to begin. A hundred years before, the Portuguese sailors of the Great Western Seas (Tai Sai-‑Yeung in Cantonese) had discovered Africa, Brazil, the Malabar coast of India, the Moluccas, Malacca near the tip of the Malay Peninsula then China and Japan. The Portuguese soon brokered a forbidden trade between the latter two countries. More

Macau is a “bridge” for environmental business opportunities between China and Portuguese-speaking countries

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Strengthening cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries for environmental protection will provide business opportunities and Macau is particularly well positioned to become a “bridge” between the companies, according to sector officials.

In conclusion, after a meeting with companies and associations in the environmental sector, the mission to Brazil and Portugal of representatives from nine provinces of the Pan-Pearl River Delta region, Hong Kong and Macau, Jackson Chang, president of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) told Macauhub that these are the “first steps” to an approach on an environmental level. More

Vhils, the aesthetic vandal

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2015 was a great year for Portuguese graffiti artist Vhils, given name Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto. The list of accolades includes receiving the commendation of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, creating a music video for the Irish band U2 and being listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30, all of which solidified Farto’s artistic name in the world of international urban art.

Riding the momentum of 2015, the young Portuguese artist divided 2016 between Portugal and Hong Kong, enchanting the “New York of Asia” with his show Debris that breathed new life into Pier 4. The Foreign Press Association of Portugal also named him 2016’s “Personality of the Year.” More

China puts industrialisation of African economies on the international agenda

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Continued low commodity prices have led countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique to place greater urgency on economic diversification, at a time when the industrialisation of Africa has the support of major international partners, especially China.

A report prepared for the last G20 summit in Hangzhou (China) in September 2016, contains a set of recommendations for African countries, including an unprecedented reference to what is dubbed the “New Industrial Revolution,” strengthening access to internal and external financing as well as increased integration of global and regional trade. More