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West China Cement to put US$800 mln into Mozambican projects

A subsidiary of West China Cement has struck a deal with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Mozambique to invest US$800 million in four new industrial facilities there, Carta de Moçambique reports.

The Mozambican newspaper quotes Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade Carlos Mesquita as saying West China Cement has scouted the provinces of Tete and Nampula for sites for the facilities.

The report says the deal was signed last week.

One facility to be built by the subsidiary, West International Holding, will be a power station with two 50 MW generators, Carta de Moçambique says.

In a separate report, the Portuguese news agency, Lusa, says the power station will supply electricity to a cement works which will produce 900,000 tonnes of cement a year and 5,000 tonnes of clinker a day.

The subsidiary will also set up two glassworks, one to hand craft glassware, and the other to supply the construction industry with glass, Lusa says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/west-china-cement-to-put-us800-mln-into-mozambican-projects/

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

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 Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and the Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, took part in the Macao Week in Sichuan Chengdu opening ceremony, and visited local Chengdu companies.

Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian met Chengdu Vice-Mayor Mr Cheng Wei on September 23, with both sides exchanging views on how to boost exchanges and cooperation between Chengdu and Portuguese-speaking Countries, via Macao. Also attending the meeting were: Deputy Secretaries-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Paulo Jorge Rodrigues do Espírito Santo, and Mr Casimiro de Jesus Pinto; the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at Forum Macao; Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Commerce Deputy Director Mr Zhang Wen; Chengdu Investment Promotion Bureau Deputy Director Ms He Li; and Chengdu State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission Vice-President Mr Wang Junkun.

The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, IPIM, and the Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, jointly held the “Enjoy Macau, enjoy opportunities from the Portuguese-speaking Countries” presentation session on September 24. Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian, IPIM Executive Director Mr Vicent U, and Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Vice-President Ms Lei Xuejie attended the session and delivered speeches.

Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian mentioned in his speech that the act of taking part in Macao Week in Chengdu Sichuan and hosting the presentation session were aimed at helping all parties involved deepen exchanges and learn more from each other, in order further to promote economic and trade cooperation between mainland Chinese companies and Portuguese-speaking Countries. He vowed that Forum Macao would rely on the city’s role as a platform, to seize the opportunities created by the One Belt, One Road initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay, while focusing on anti-pandemic cooperation and on economic and social recovery in the post-pandemic period.

Mr Ding said Forum Macao wants to build bridges of communication and cooperation between mainland China, Macao, and Portuguese-speaking Countries, while also encouraging mainland Chinese provinces and cities to discuss opportunities for cooperation with Macao, and to explore business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking markets via Macao’s platform, thus boosting the One Belt, One Road initiative based on joint consultation, construction and sharing.

Representatives respectively of the Embassies of Mozambique and of Timor-Leste in China, the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, namely of Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe, delivered presentations on the investment environment in their respective countries. Promotional videos from Brazil and Angola were broadcast as well.

The session also featured presentations from representatives of the Macao Association of Banks, the Macao Bar Association, and companies from China, and from Portuguese-speaking Countries. About 100 representatives of companies from Sichuan and Macao took part in the session, and exchanged views with the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries on economic and trade cooperation, the import and export business, and overseas investment opportunities.

While staying in Chengdu, the delegation took part in the Macao Week in Sichuan Chengdu major roadshow, and visited the Chengdu XGimi Technology company, the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port Exhibition Centre and National Pavilions, carrying out exchanges and discussing cooperation with local companies.

Throughout these economic and trade activities in Chengdu, the Permanent Secretariat delegation constantly promoted Forum Macao and the city’s role as a platform, introduced it and the investment environment in Portuguese-speaking Countries to Sichuan companies, further boosting exchanges and cooperation between Portuguese-speaking Countries and Chinese provinces and cities.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/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-citi/

President opens digital TV studios in northern Mozambique

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique has formally opened the digital television studios built for state-run broadcaster Televisão de Moçambique in the northern Mozambican city of Pemba, his government says.

An official written statement quotes Mr Nyusi as saying at the opening last week that the studios are a manifestation of the changeover to digital television from analogue television in his country.

The next step is to turn state-run radio Rádio Moçambique from a broadcaster of analogue radio into a broadcaster of digital radio, the statement quotes Mr Nyusi as saying.

Separately, the Chinese government-run news agency, Xinhua, reports that China is helping with the changeover, which  began last October.

The Mozambican National Institute of Communications will begin switching off analogue television transmitters on September 20, Xinhua says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/president-opens-digital-tv-studios-in-northern-mozambique/

Guangxi seeks Macao help to engage with lusophone countries

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 a written statement issued by Mr Ho’s government last Friday.

Conversely, Macao can exploit the proximity of Guangxi to countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the purpose of economic engagement with them, the statement quotes Mr Lan as saying.

It quotes Mr Ho as saying Macao and Guangxi should study more closely how to make the most of the function of Macao as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can conduct business.

The Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone on Hengqin Island, which abuts Macao, would welcome involvement by Guangxi, the official statement quotes Mr Ho as saying.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/guangxi-seeks-macao-help-to-engage-with-lusophone-countries/

Association of Portuguese Language Universities meets

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, according to a written statement issued by the host institution last Thursday.

The purpose was to spur the development of lusophone education worldwide, and exchanges among members, the University of Macau says.

It says the University of Coimbra in central Portugal will preside over the association until 2024, and hold the 2022 annual meeting.

University of Macau Vice-rector Rui Martins was made an honorary member of the association, according to the statement issued by the university.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/association-of-portuguese-language-universities-meets/

Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu” is grandly unveiled with fascinating program to promote Macao’s glamour as a safe and quality destination

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.

Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Ho Iat Seng, officiated the opening ceremony of the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu. Other officiating guests include: Deputy Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Governor of Sichuan Province, Huang Qiang; Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Huang Liuquan; Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, Lei Wai Nong; member of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial Committee of CPC and Vice Governor of Sichuan Province, Li Yunze; Chairman of the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Zhang Yan; Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Chen Guokai; Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; Secretary General of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, Hu Yun; Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, Cui Zhiwei; Executive Member of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Vincent U, and member of the Standing Committee of Chengdu Municipal Committee of CPC and Vice Mayor of Chengdu, Cheng Wei.

Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, Lei Wai Nong, remarked that the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu is jointly presented by Sichuan and Macao, engaging various governmental entities, enterprises, commerce associations, performance groups and so forth to bring Macao’s “tourism +” to Chengdu. The event manifests the diversity of tourism elements Macao has to offer through the mega roadshow, and fosters cooperation among related industry operators from both sides through the Tourism and MICE Presentation Seminar and Trade Networking Session, among other highlights.

Member of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial Committee of CPC and Vice Governor of Sichuan Province, Li Yunze, expressed in his remarks that Sichuan and Macao maintain a long-term close relationship. In the wake of the earthquake in Wenchuan on 12 May 2008, the Macao SAR Government and people of Macao have extended benevolence and generous help across miles, fully manifesting the great spirit of the Chinese nation in supporting each other through adversity. In November 2018, Sichuan and Macao established the mechanism of Sichuan-Macao Cooperation Conference officially to unveil a new chapter for exchange and cooperation. The two places have attained significant results of exchange and cooperation in the fields of tourism, MICE, culture, finance, Chinese medicine, technology, professional services, commerce and trade, education and health, etc.

Chairman of the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Zhang Yan, stated in his remarks that Chengdu and Macao have nurtured deep friendship in close cooperation. Chengdu has for years participated in international exhibitions including the Macao International Trade & Investment Fair, and for many times invited the concerted entities from Macao to organize commerce and trade events such as the Portuguese-speaking Countries Product Promotion and Business Matching Sessions in Chengdu. Through these occasions of exchange, the two cities kept expanding their scope of cooperation. He believes that the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu, uniquely imbued with the Portuguese and Macanese aroma, will draw lots of Chengdu residents to join. Chengdu will capitalize on the reinstatement of travel permit issuance for Mainland residents to Macao and tap into pragmatic cooperation with Macao in different fields in the post-pandemic era.

The Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu is staging the mega roadshow at Jiaozi Plaza, Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu from yesterday 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. Involving various governmental entities from Macao as well as the support of different enterprises and commerce associations, the mega roadshow series of “Macao Weeks” have been held with great success in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing (in Jiangsu) as well as Shanghai successively since last year.
(Macao Government Tourism Office)

Government Information Bureau:
https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N21IXbI44p?22

Products of lusophone world on show in Macao Week in Sichuan

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 Sichuan Chengdu, which began yesterday and will last for five days, according to a written statement issued by the office on Wednesday.

On show in one of the booths are handicrafts, food and coffee produced in lusophone countries, the office says.

It says a feature of the roadshow is a huge display in writing of mainland Chinese slang expressions with their equivalents in Portuguese, intended to give the event a Portuguese flavour.

A presentation this afternoon will inform Sichuan businesspeople about the investment environment in lusophone countries and the advantages of doing business in them, the Macao Government Tourism Office says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/products-of-lusophone-world-on-show-in-macao-week-in-sichuan/

Brazilian universities join Macao-led library alliance

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 State University of Campinas, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Universities in Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, Timor-Leste and mainland China also belong, the Federal University of Minas Gerais says.

Its statement, issued on Monday, quotes Aziz Tuffi Saliba, its director of international relations, as saying the Macao-led alliance will give academics access to a greater pool of materials written in Portuguese, and to a wider range of readers of the results of their research.

Materials written in Chinese and Portuguese are already being shared online, the Federal University of Minas Gerais says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/brazilian-universities-join-macao-led-library-alliance/

NEWS

A subsidiary of West China Cement has struck a deal with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Mozambique to invest US$800 million in four new industrial facilities there, Carta de Moçambique reports.

The Mozambican newspaper quotes Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade Carlos Mesquita as saying West China Cement has scouted the provinces of Tete and Nampula for sites for the facilities.

The report says the deal was signed last week.

One facility to be built by the subsidiary, West International Holding, will be a power station with two 50 MW generators, Carta de Moçambique says.

In a separate report, the Portuguese news agency, Lusa, says the power station will supply electricity to a cement works which will produce 900,000 tonnes of cement a year and 5,000 tonnes of clinker a day.

The subsidiary will also set up two glassworks, one to hand craft glassware, and the other to supply the construction industry with glass, Lusa says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/west-china-cement-to-put-us800-mln-into-mozambican-projects/

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 Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and the Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, took part in the Macao Week in Sichuan Chengdu opening ceremony, and visited local Chengdu companies.

Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian met Chengdu Vice-Mayor Mr Cheng Wei on September 23, with both sides exchanging views on how to boost exchanges and cooperation between Chengdu and Portuguese-speaking Countries, via Macao. Also attending the meeting were: Deputy Secretaries-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Paulo Jorge Rodrigues do Espírito Santo, and Mr Casimiro de Jesus Pinto; the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at Forum Macao; Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Commerce Deputy Director Mr Zhang Wen; Chengdu Investment Promotion Bureau Deputy Director Ms He Li; and Chengdu State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission Vice-President Mr Wang Junkun.

The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, IPIM, and the Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, jointly held the “Enjoy Macau, enjoy opportunities from the Portuguese-speaking Countries” presentation session on September 24. Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian, IPIM Executive Director Mr Vicent U, and Sichuan Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Vice-President Ms Lei Xuejie attended the session and delivered speeches.

Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding Tian mentioned in his speech that the act of taking part in Macao Week in Chengdu Sichuan and hosting the presentation session were aimed at helping all parties involved deepen exchanges and learn more from each other, in order further to promote economic and trade cooperation between mainland Chinese companies and Portuguese-speaking Countries. He vowed that Forum Macao would rely on the city’s role as a platform, to seize the opportunities created by the One Belt, One Road initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay, while focusing on anti-pandemic cooperation and on economic and social recovery in the post-pandemic period.

Mr Ding said Forum Macao wants to build bridges of communication and cooperation between mainland China, Macao, and Portuguese-speaking Countries, while also encouraging mainland Chinese provinces and cities to discuss opportunities for cooperation with Macao, and to explore business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking markets via Macao’s platform, thus boosting the One Belt, One Road initiative based on joint consultation, construction and sharing.

Representatives respectively of the Embassies of Mozambique and of Timor-Leste in China, the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, namely of Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe, delivered presentations on the investment environment in their respective countries. Promotional videos from Brazil and Angola were broadcast as well.

The session also featured presentations from representatives of the Macao Association of Banks, the Macao Bar Association, and companies from China, and from Portuguese-speaking Countries. About 100 representatives of companies from Sichuan and Macao took part in the session, and exchanged views with the delegates of the Portuguese-speaking Countries on economic and trade cooperation, the import and export business, and overseas investment opportunities.

While staying in Chengdu, the delegation took part in the Macao Week in Sichuan Chengdu major roadshow, and visited the Chengdu XGimi Technology company, the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port Exhibition Centre and National Pavilions, carrying out exchanges and discussing cooperation with local companies.

Throughout these economic and trade activities in Chengdu, the Permanent Secretariat delegation constantly promoted Forum Macao and the city’s role as a platform, introduced it and the investment environment in Portuguese-speaking Countries to Sichuan companies, further boosting exchanges and cooperation between Portuguese-speaking Countries and Chinese provinces and cities.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/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-citi/

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique has formally opened the digital television studios built for state-run broadcaster Televisão de Moçambique in the northern Mozambican city of Pemba, his government says.

An official written statement quotes Mr Nyusi as saying at the opening last week that the studios are a manifestation of the changeover to digital television from analogue television in his country.

The next step is to turn state-run radio Rádio Moçambique from a broadcaster of analogue radio into a broadcaster of digital radio, the statement quotes Mr Nyusi as saying.

Separately, the Chinese government-run news agency, Xinhua, reports that China is helping with the changeover, which  began last October.

The Mozambican National Institute of Communications will begin switching off analogue television transmitters on September 20, Xinhua says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/president-opens-digital-tv-studios-in-northern-mozambique/

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 a written statement issued by Mr Ho’s government last Friday.

Conversely, Macao can exploit the proximity of Guangxi to countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the purpose of economic engagement with them, the statement quotes Mr Lan as saying.

It quotes Mr Ho as saying Macao and Guangxi should study more closely how to make the most of the function of Macao as a place where China and the Portuguese-speaking world can conduct business.

The Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone on Hengqin Island, which abuts Macao, would welcome involvement by Guangxi, the official statement quotes Mr Ho as saying.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/guangxi-seeks-macao-help-to-engage-with-lusophone-countries/

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, according to a written statement issued by the host institution last Thursday.

The purpose was to spur the development of lusophone education worldwide, and exchanges among members, the University of Macau says.

It says the University of Coimbra in central Portugal will preside over the association until 2024, and hold the 2022 annual meeting.

University of Macau Vice-rector Rui Martins was made an honorary member of the association, according to the statement issued by the university.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/association-of-portuguese-language-universities-meets/

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.

Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Ho Iat Seng, officiated the opening ceremony of the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu. Other officiating guests include: Deputy Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Governor of Sichuan Province, Huang Qiang; Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Huang Liuquan; Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, Lei Wai Nong; member of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial Committee of CPC and Vice Governor of Sichuan Province, Li Yunze; Chairman of the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Zhang Yan; Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Chen Guokai; Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; Secretary General of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, Hu Yun; Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, Cui Zhiwei; Executive Member of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Vincent U, and member of the Standing Committee of Chengdu Municipal Committee of CPC and Vice Mayor of Chengdu, Cheng Wei.

Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, Lei Wai Nong, remarked that the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu is jointly presented by Sichuan and Macao, engaging various governmental entities, enterprises, commerce associations, performance groups and so forth to bring Macao’s “tourism +” to Chengdu. The event manifests the diversity of tourism elements Macao has to offer through the mega roadshow, and fosters cooperation among related industry operators from both sides through the Tourism and MICE Presentation Seminar and Trade Networking Session, among other highlights.

Member of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial Committee of CPC and Vice Governor of Sichuan Province, Li Yunze, expressed in his remarks that Sichuan and Macao maintain a long-term close relationship. In the wake of the earthquake in Wenchuan on 12 May 2008, the Macao SAR Government and people of Macao have extended benevolence and generous help across miles, fully manifesting the great spirit of the Chinese nation in supporting each other through adversity. In November 2018, Sichuan and Macao established the mechanism of Sichuan-Macao Cooperation Conference officially to unveil a new chapter for exchange and cooperation. The two places have attained significant results of exchange and cooperation in the fields of tourism, MICE, culture, finance, Chinese medicine, technology, professional services, commerce and trade, education and health, etc.

Chairman of the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Zhang Yan, stated in his remarks that Chengdu and Macao have nurtured deep friendship in close cooperation. Chengdu has for years participated in international exhibitions including the Macao International Trade & Investment Fair, and for many times invited the concerted entities from Macao to organize commerce and trade events such as the Portuguese-speaking Countries Product Promotion and Business Matching Sessions in Chengdu. Through these occasions of exchange, the two cities kept expanding their scope of cooperation. He believes that the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu, uniquely imbued with the Portuguese and Macanese aroma, will draw lots of Chengdu residents to join. Chengdu will capitalize on the reinstatement of travel permit issuance for Mainland residents to Macao and tap into pragmatic cooperation with Macao in different fields in the post-pandemic era.

The Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu is staging the mega roadshow at Jiaozi Plaza, Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu from yesterday 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. Involving various governmental entities from Macao as well as the support of different enterprises and commerce associations, the mega roadshow series of “Macao Weeks” have been held with great success in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing (in Jiangsu) as well as Shanghai successively since last year.
(Macao Government Tourism Office)

Government Information Bureau:
https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N21IXbI44p?22

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 Sichuan Chengdu, which began yesterday and will last for five days, according to a written statement issued by the office on Wednesday.

On show in one of the booths are handicrafts, food and coffee produced in lusophone countries, the office says.

It says a feature of the roadshow is a huge display in writing of mainland Chinese slang expressions with their equivalents in Portuguese, intended to give the event a Portuguese flavour.

A presentation this afternoon will inform Sichuan businesspeople about the investment environment in lusophone countries and the advantages of doing business in them, the Macao Government Tourism Office says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/products-of-lusophone-world-on-show-in-macao-week-in-sichuan/

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 State University of Campinas, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Universities in Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, Timor-Leste and mainland China also belong, the Federal University of Minas Gerais says.

Its statement, issued on Monday, quotes Aziz Tuffi Saliba, its director of international relations, as saying the Macao-led alliance will give academics access to a greater pool of materials written in Portuguese, and to a wider range of readers of the results of their research.

Materials written in Chinese and Portuguese are already being shared online, the Federal University of Minas Gerais says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/brazilian-universities-join-macao-led-library-alliance/

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