The Centre for Judicial and Legal Studies of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries is established in order to foster Macau’s role as a bridge between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. The Centre is jointly operated by the Supreme People’s Court of China and the University of Macau, under the guidance of the Research Office and Bureau of International Cooperation of the Supreme People’s Court in terms of development direction and strategy, with the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau being responsible for its daily operation. The major pursuits of the Centre include the study of legislation, judicial practice and legal culture of China and Portuguese-speaking countries. Further, the Center will serve as a hub for international legal professionals, undertake research on the ascertainment of extraterritorial laws, and build and maintain a database of laws, cases and legal information on China and Portuguese-speaking countries.