In an interview with TDM News, professor Richard Weixing Hu, Dean of FSS, pointed out that the current form of global governance has undergone some new changes. As President Xi Jinping mentioned earlier, people are now in the midst of major changes unseen in a century. The balance of international power, the global economic and governance environment in the post-epidemic era have changed, and China’s role in the world economy and the overall pattern has also changed. In this general environment, the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking countries is of outstanding significance.
In fact, the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking countries is also an important part of the national initiative “One Belt, One Road”. Since many Portuguese-speaking countries in the world are along the Belt and Road Initiative, the economic and trade relations between China and Portuguese-speaking countries develop well. It will be of great help to the promotion and construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. As a service platform for business exchanges, Macao enterprises are relatively familiar with Portuguese-speaking countries. Macao can continue to attract investment helping mainland enterprises going global, and at the same time Macao attract enterprises from Portuguese-speaking countries to enter Macao and the mainland. He believes that Macao can combine online and offline forms in the future to double its efforts to promote economic and trade development. As by UM’s rector Song Yonghua mentioned in his opening speech, Macao has historically been an important bridge between China and Portuguese-speaking countries and has its own natural ties. From this perspective, Macao’s role in Sino-Portuguese relations is of great significance.