Portugal and Macao sign a cooperation protocol

Macau and Portugal undertook to disseminate the collection of “Chapas Sínicas”, a set of documents in Chinese classified as UNESCO Memory of the World, within the scope of a protocol in the field of archives signed on the 25th of May in Lisbon.

The “Chapas Sínicas” is composed of more than 3,600 documents, including more than 1,500 official letters written in Chinese, five books of copies translated into Portuguese of the letters kept by the Leal Senado of Macao and four volumes of miscellaneous documents.

Promoting and disseminating this collection more widely in Macau, Portugal and China is one of the areas of cooperation contemplated in the memorandum of understanding signed between the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Institute of the Government of the Special Administrative Region of Macau of the People’s Republic of China in the field of archives.

It is a document that intends to contribute effectively to reinforcing and developing cultural and scientific cooperation between Macao and Portugal.

(Source: BOM DIA)