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Friday, April 26, 1991 - 19:30

The First Portuguese Embassy to the Middle Kingdom

H.E. Jose Manuel de Villas-Boas, Portuguese Ambassador

Brazilian Embassy

The present Portuguese Ambassador to China, H.E. Jose Manuel de Villas-Boas, will introduce BIS members to the tragic story of Tomé Pires, the first Ambassador from Portugal to China, sent to the Ming Court by King Manuel I the Fortunate.