The first contact of a Portuguese merchant with China took place in Guangzhou, in 1513.
Throughout the following five centuries, Portugal and China became global partners, with Macau as a geographical, political and economic link between the two countries.
The handover of Macau to China was an exemplary process of partnership and mutual respect and set the tone for continued close political and economical relations.
Frequent contacts between the two Governments and a growing interest of private companies in business
opportunities in the each other’s market, have resulted in a steady increase of trade and investment relationships.