On July 22, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm, an online colloquium was held on the launch of the New Chinese Civil Code, which was jointly organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, the Sino-Lusophone Academy of the University of Coimbra and the Brazilian Academy of Civil Law. The theme of the event was: “Colloquium – The new Chinese Civil Code: a vision compared to Portugal and Brazil”.

Among the participating authorities, including Prof. João Nuno Calvão da Silva (Vice-Rector for External Relations and Alumni of UC), Prof. Rui de Figueiredo Marcos (Director of FDUC and ASL-UC), Prof. António Pinto Monteiro (Professor of FDUC and Honorary President of ASL-UC), Prof. Paulo Mota Pinto (FDUC), Prof. Roger Silva Aguiar (Administrative President of ABDC) and Prof. Rui Gama (Director of FLUC and Deputy Director of ASL-UC), Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Prof. Tong Io Cheng, and Senior Instructor, Ms. Ma Zhe, were representing UM as speakers at the event.

Ms. Ma introduced the basic information of the Chinese Civil Code, especially from a historical dimension. Prof. Tong commented on the characteristics, value and meaning of this code from methodological, axiological and sociological dimensions.

This event was a great success: Macau scholars presented the Chinese Civil Code to Portuguese and Brazilian scholars in Portuguese, which demonstrated Macau’s essential role as a bridge between China and Portuguese-speaking countries in terms of academic exchange. The three holding institutions agreed that more similar activities will be carried out in the future.