China-Portugal economic cooperation prospects
On March 3, the Port Authority of Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL) hosted the International Business Fair promoted by the Chamber of Cooperation and Development Portugal – China (CCDPCh), which intended to develop business culture between both countries.
Attendees to the International Business Fair included academics, economists, tax experts and entrepreneurs from both countries to discuss Chinese investment in Portugal, the importance of Chinese currency internationalization, the introduction of high technology in Chinese market, tourism, among other issues.
In order to face President Trump's opposition to free trade, China is developing the "Silk Road to Peace" as explained by Mr. Y Ping Chow, President of CCDPCh.
Mr. Emilio Brògueira Dias (President of APDL) also attended the event and has presented recent developments of APDL and the investments foreseen until 2026.
The Mayor of Matosinhos, Mr. Eduardo Pinheiro, emphasized the importance of Leixões as a privileged gateway for trades between Portugal and China.