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Portuguese Language

Building on the Portugal link

Macau is better known as a tourist destination than a magnet for postgraduates, but one of its universities is carving out a niche as a centre for advanced study of the Portuguese-speaking world.

Saturday, 20 November, 2010, 12:00am

China's package to finance development

As part of the package of measures, banks in the mainland and Macau will set up a US$1 billion development fund to promote financial co-operation. The majority of the money will come from the mainland.

Among the initiatives that Beijing will spearhead are the following:

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Portugal Quiz

Test your general knowledge. The answers are below.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Connecting with teens around the world

Name Thiago Marins Vivacqua Ruschi

Age 17

City Vitoria

Star sign Scorpio

Vitoria is located in the south-east of Brazil. The weather is very hot most of the time, and there's almost no difference between seasons.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Taipa treat

Brazilian poet Olavo Bilac described Portuguese as ultima flor do Lacio, inculta e bela, or 'the last flower of Latin, wild and beautiful'. Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author of Don Quixote, regarded it as 'the sweet language'. More than 200million people across the globe speak Portuguese.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Volunteers find their own rewards

Pamela Iong Kun-kun, learned the value of doing homework on one of her assignments as a games volunteer. Iong, 21, was asked to host the Chinese shooting team during the games' test event shooting invitational in August. It entailed greeting them at the airport, taking them to settle down at the hotel, and accompanying them throughout their stay in Macau.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Wistful language borne across the seas

PORTUGUESE IS a well-travelled language. Thanks to all those seafarers, adventurers and merchants of Portugal's golden age, it has crossed cultures on five continents.

An estimated 200 million people worldwide speak Portuguese, making it the sixth most spoken language in the world.

10 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Portuguese language the best choice to give East Timor identity

I write in response to the article 'Return to Portuguese tempers East Timor's independence joy' (Education Post, May 25) to defend the choices of the East Timorese. They have shown where they stand in what defines their identity and to avert the possibility of English being associated with a cultural genocide of more than two decades.

1 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Bridge between two worlds

A CREAKING, rickety staircase creeps steeply up to the office of Henrique de Senna Fernandes. Advogado, a plaque proclaims. Peeling walls press onto the tongue the musty tang of old grievances aired, arguments assembled, conveyances effected.

28 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Lost words

Due to a typographical error the last paragraph of my letter on Macau (South China Morning Post, April 14) was incomplete.

16 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Soprano battles way back

Soprano Kathleen Battle's career triumphs were overshadowed for years by the rumours of her backstage outbursts.

Battle, right, sings like an angel, and behaved so badly she was sacked from New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1994, who blamed her 'unprofessional actions' that were so upsetting everyone else the show almost did not go on.

24 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Clubs are residents' bastions

THE main focus of Portuguese National Day in Asia is likely to be the enclave of Macau.

However, for Portuguese residents who live in Hongkong, there are two locations in which they are almost certain to find celebrations being held.

Club Lusitano, which was founded 120 years ago, is one of the last remaining male bastions in Hongkong.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Shrinking community still has big role to play in HK

SIR Roger Lobo has surely carved a niche for himself in this corner of the world, and stands out as one of the many Portuguese who have made a contribution to Hongkong society.

Although nearly 70, the high-profile chairman of the Broadcasting Authority still leads a life active enough to put much younger men to shame.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am