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Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 3rd “Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, featured in the programme of the 3rd “Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, will be inaugurated in November, showcasing the diverse manifestations and the cutting-edge development of contemporary visual arts in China and Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading ““Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” opens in November Diversified creations showcase the charm of contemporary art”
China has agreed to support an emergency effort to improve the nutrition of mothers in Timor-Leste, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) says. The support, from the Chinese South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund, will help the UN agency give over 12,000 pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers in 13 Timorese municipalities a special diet to lessen the … Continue reading “China to help drive by WFP to feed Timorese mothers properly”
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”
The 9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (referred to as the “Expo” or “MITE”) culminated in success on Sunday (11 July). Held from 9 – 11 July, the three-day Expo admitted close to 24,000 spectators and facilitated signing of 39 contracts. A total of 4,974 business-to-business meetings were conducted while the cumulative view counts hit 7.81 … Continue reading “9th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo culminated in success”
Consulting firm Prosperus Alliance has chosen eight Portuguese enterprises to exhibit online at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which begins in Shanghai tomorrow, Portuguese news agency Lusa reports. In a separate report, Portuguese news website Executive Digest quotes Prosperus Alliance Executive Director Luís Cêa Prospero as expressing hope that the three textile makers, two … Continue reading “Portugal, Brazil, Timor-Leste to exhibit at Shanghai expo”
Charlestrong Café Co. Lda Chairman Charles Shi says he wants the Macao company to expand its market for coffee organically grown in Timor-Leste beyond Macao to other parts of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the South China Morning Post reports. The Hong Kong newspaper quotes Mr Shi as saying Charlestrong processes its Café Dilly … Continue reading “Charlestrong boss aims to expand market for Timorese coffee”
The 12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries (Macao), will present on its website a series of videos called “Culinary Instruction on the Portuguese-speaking Countries’ Gastronomy”. Ten chefs offer advice on how to cook various … Continue reading “12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries: Learn how to cook dishes from across 4 continents, enjoy cultural diversity via gastronomy”
The 12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries (Macao), will be held using a two-pronged approach – online and offline – allowing members of the public from all over the world to experience diverse Sino-Lusophone … Continue reading “12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries: Experience Diverse Cultures with Online-Offline Activities”
The 12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries (Macao), will feature online music and dance performances from artists, bands and groups from China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, allowing members of the public from all over the … Continue reading “12th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries: Online Music and Dance Performances Display Cultural Diversity”
Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and co-organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Municipal Affairs Bureau, and supported by the Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd., the 23rd Lusofonia Festival will be held from 16 to 18 October, at the Taipa Houses, introducing the lusophone culture to the public. The Festival offers a diversified programme … Continue reading “Macao 23rd Lusofonia Festival introduces the lusophone culture from 16 to 18 October”
The Timorese Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry has held a celebration of the start a pilot scheme to make it easier for Timorese exports to China to clear customs there, the Chinese Embassy in Díli says. The embassy issued a written statement quoting Timorese Tourism, Trade and Industry Minister José Lucas da Silva as … Continue reading “Smoothing of path for Timorese exports to China celebrated”
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”
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”
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”
The parliament of Timor-Leste on Thursday unanimously approved the declaration of a state of emergency in the country, which is expected to be in place for a month, from Saturday 28 March, a measure adopted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe seem to be the only Portuguese-speaking countries in which to date there have been no cases of Covid-19, according to the most recent data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the USA.
To coincide with the launch of a new biography written by his grandson, we look at the life and times of Pedro José Lobo
The rights of active businesses will be protected and respected when the former Joint Petroleum Development Area passes over to the exclusive jurisdiction of Timor-Leste, the Timorese prime minister said in a statement on Thursday.
China is keen to increase cooperation with Timor-Leste in the petrochemical, agriculture and fisheries sectors, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bangkok during a meeting with his East Timorese counterpart, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported.
Art has been around for at least 10,000 years. It has taken many forms, from paintings on cave walls to dead sheep suspended in formaldehyde. But, whatever the medium, age and location, one thing is for sure: you can tell a lot about a culture when you look at its art. As the late anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss said, objects matter.