President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, stand with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Tuesday at Belem Palace, the official presidential residence in Lisbon, Portugal.Pedro Nunes / Reuters

Belt, Road key for Portugal ties

China and Portugal signed cooperation documents covering such areas as trade, culture, science and the Belt and Road Initiative during President Xi Jinping's state visit on Wednesday.


Lisbon school lifts profile of Chinese culture

Sara Loureiro Pinto, a Portuguese student at the University of Lisbon, attracted more than a few glances at the recent opening ceremony of a Confucius cultural exhibition held at the school. She wore a traditional red and black Chinese dress with beautiful embroidered lace.


Being practical and fair is the art of the deal

Editor's note: On Saturday, the leaders of China and the United States agreed to take measures to ease bilateral trade tensions and keep in close contact. Jin Canrong, a professor on Sino-US relations at Renmin University of China, commented on


Presidents club assembles for Bush

WASHINGTON - The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity - the US presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews.


French govt retreats on fuel tax hikes

The French government's compromise on fuel tax hikes after Paris' worst rioting in decades will not easily extinguish the anger of protesters as their concerns have become more wide-ranging, experts say.



Lender a reliable business partner

China CITIC Bank Corp, a national joint-stock commercial lender headquartered in Beijing, has been providing strong support to private manufacturing companies in Jiangsu province, as they look to become more sustainable and upgraded.


Road to progress

Every time director Miao Yue drove on the Yaxi Expressway, a 240 kilometer road snaking through mountains in Southwest China's Sichuan province, she marveled at the spectacular views, which gave her the feeling of riding into the clouds.


Fragments from history paving long-lasting friendships

The first time I heard about Portugal was in 1999, the year when it handed Macao back to China.

IP Special

China in driving seat as global demand hits new high

GENEVA - Global demand for various intellectual property tools hit a record high in 2017, with China driving the growth in major IP filings, the World Intellectual Property Organization announced on Monday.

Portugal Special

Portugal looking to expand richer business ties with China

China and Portugal will further enrich business ties in areas, including energy, finance, tourism and infrastructure, as well as third-party market development, thanks to development opportunities brought about by the Belt and Road Initiative, according to officials and academics on both sides.