Tertiary Education Services Office and Macao Polytechic Institute Jointly Organise the World Chinese-Portuguese Translation Contest
Portuguese Prime Minister Costa, Secretary Alexis Tam and the distinguished guests presiding at
Opening Ceremony for MPI Joint MT Lab
Mr. António Costa, Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic presided at the MPI opening ceremony at MPI Auditorium for Joint Laboratory of Chinese/Portuguese/English Machine Translation and launch ceremony for two Portuguese books held on October 11, to display the fruits of long-term cooperation and exchange between China and Portugal and to support and promote the common development of Mainland China, Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao. Prime Minister Costa’s presence and speech received a warm welcome from MPI staff and students. Prime Minister Costa spoke highly of MPI’s contribution to Sino-Portuguese cooperation, affirmed the advantages of MPI in Portuguese teaching and research, and encouraged MPI to achieve more in promoting cooperation and exchange between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Dr. Alexis Tam, Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs of MSAR stated that the opening ceremony of the Joint MT Lab and the book launch of Portuguese textbooks and a collection of theses embodied combination of academic findings and new technology to facilitate language communication, exposing to the world wisdom and talent of Macao people.
On the ceremony, Prime Minister Costa was gifted a portrait of himself true to life by MPI to symbolize the lasting Sino-Portuguese friendship.