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Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

2024-06-15 17:23 Last Updated At:20:57

Brazil has achieved fruitful cooperation with China in a wide range of areas including agriculture, trade, space exploration and electric cars, said Brazilian Vice President Geraldo Alckmin in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing on June 6.

As the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year, Alckmin made an official visit to China from June 4 to 8, which was his first visit to the country since assuming the office in January 2023.

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee (COSBAN) mechanism, which saw Alckimin co-chairing the seventh COSBAN meeting in Beijing earlier this month.

He told CCTV that the two sides have enjoyed broad cooperation and strengthened communication and coordination within the COSBAN mechanism.

"The COSBAN comprises 11 subcommittees aimed at discussing various issues, coordinating views of different parties, setting goals and exploring markets, so it is very important. Our meetings cover many fields such as mining, oil and health. So the areas of cooperation are very broad, ranging from agriculture to aviation. Of course, our main exports are soybeans, oil, iron ore, beef, pork and poultry, and the export volume is huge. I believe that we can make even greater progress in high value-added fields and industries in the future," he said. China has been Brazil's largest trading partner, export market and source of trade surplus for 15 consecutive years. Brazil is also China's largest trading partner in Latin America.

"The great achievements of bilateral cooperation are first reflected in our joint upholding of multilateralism and free trade in global geopolitics. The COSBAN's work is to expand trade opportunities and attract two-way investment. In addition to drawing more Chinese investment to Brazil, it also strives to attract more Brazilian capital for China, which enhances the trade complementarity between the two sides," said Alckmin.

Brazil and China will strengthen collaboration in science, technology, culture and tourism, said the vice president, as he hailed efforts to jointly develop satellites and advance space exploration under the China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite (CBERS) project.

Alckmin encouraged Chinese entrepreneurs to invest and start businesses in Brazil, emphasizing that the two countries have seen deepening cooperation in the field of electric vehicles, with famous Chinese manufactures such as BYD establishing factories in Brazil.

Alckmin said he welcomes the presence of Chinese EV companies in Brazil, as they will contribute to the country's "re-industrialization" efforts. "We launched the 're-industrialization' program in Brazil to boost the development of the automobile industry. The plan is called 'Green Travel' and covers multiple technical routes. I would like to talk about BYD in particular. BYD currently has a very important position in Brazil. Many other EV companies are also very popular in Brazil. Great Wall Motor also operates a factory in Brazil. Both companies produce products in Brazil, not only for the Brazilian domestic market, but also for other Latin American countries. We welcome this very much!" he said.

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

Brazil-China cooperation yields great results in key sectors: Brazilian vice president

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Greater Heat arrives with heatwave

2024-07-22 21:04 Last Updated At:21:37

"Greater Heat," the 12th solar term in traditional Chinese lunisolar calendars, arrived in China at 15:44 on Monday.

Greater Heat is the hottest of the traditional 24 solar terms.

The 24 solar terms, consisting of 12 major solar terms and 12 minor solar terms, were created thousands of years ago by the ancient Chinese to guide agricultural production.

During the Greater Heat, the average temperature across China is likely to reach 22 degrees Celsius and the average maximum temperature is about 34 degrees Celsius.

Temperature above 35 degrees Celsius becomes frequent and there are often temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.

This year, national average temperature around the Greater Heat is between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius, said Song Yingjie, chief meteorological services specialist of China Meteorological Administration, at a press conference in Beijing on Monday, adding that heatstroke prevention and cooling are important.

"According to this year's weather forecast, regions like central, east, northwest and southwest China, including Sichuan and Chongqing, are likely to experience periodic high temperatures. Under relatively prolonged weather of high temperatures, it is necessary to take precautionary measures to prevent heatstroke and lower the heat for construction workers and primary and middle school students who will take tours in their summer vocation," said Song.

On Monday morning, Shanghai Meteorological Service issued an orange alert for high temperature, with many parts of the city seeing their maximum temperatures exceeding 37 degrees Celsius.

Hot weather is to persist in the following two days, said the service, adding that maximum daily temperatures are all above 35 degrees Celsius over the period.

Also on Monday, the meteorological service of Hangzhou City, the provincial capital of Zhejiang in east China, issued a red alert for high temperature. Data showed that the maximum temperature in downtown Hangzhou reached 40 degrees Celsius.

Authorities reminded the public to take emergency measures to prevent heatstroke and to avoid staying outdoors.

From Wednesday, Hangzhou will see a round of rain, which is likely to ease impacts of heat waves.

Greater Heat arrives with heatwave

Greater Heat arrives with heatwave

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