Newsletter: I would like to visit China when I grow up – Columbus, Brazil and Heze, China deepen cooperation to enhance people-to-people friendship
Xinhua News Agency, Columbus, Brazil, November 2 News: I want to visit China when I grow up – Columbus, Brazil and Heze, China deepen cooperation to enhance people-to-people friendship
Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Tiancong
On October 30, at the Isolina Chicon Municipal School in Columbus, Paraná, Brazil, students displayed paper-cuts presented by Heze City, Shandong Province, China.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Tiancong
“My family and I particularly like China. I want to go there when I grow up.” 7-year-old Lei Anne raised the paper-cut from Heze, China, and admired it with her classmates.
The “Hospitable Shandong and Good Shandong Products” promotion conference was recently held in Columbus, Paraná, southern Brazil. Specialties such as wood carvings, Lu brocade, wheat straw paintings, paper-cuts, and Jiangmi people from Heze City, Shandong Province were introduced to local government agencies, enterprises and campuses. .
On October 30, outside the Municipal Museum of Columbus in Paraná, Brazil, students received special items from Heze City, Shandong Province, China.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Tiancong
Amaral, principal of Isolina Chicon Municipal School in Columbus, told reporters that this is the second time such an event has been held in cooperation with Heze City. A year ago, the students were full of surprises when they saw special items from China for the first time. “At that time, many children did not know China. Now many of them can name the name of Shandong Province.”
At this event, the most eye-catching ones were the Jiangmi people and wood carvings with various shapes and unique styles. The children sat around these special objects and listened to the teacher explain to them. In Amaral’s view, cultural exchanges open a window for children, and local schools are very eager to exchange and interact with China on educational experience.
On October 30, outside the Municipal Museum of Columbus in Paraná, Brazil, students displayed special items from Heze City, Shandong Province, China.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Tiancong
Romualdo, tourism director of the Columbus Industrial, Commercial, Tourism and Labor Secretariat, said that Heze is a beautiful city with rich tourism and cultural resources. “We need to build close relationships with partners like Heze so that more people can benefit from it.”
Columbus has beautiful scenery, and agriculture, fruit and vegetable planting, and wine brewing are the local pillar industries. More than 10 years ago, Heze and Columbus established friendly cooperative relations. Last year, the two sides carried out a series of cultural exchange activities. The two parties held an online symposium on the development of peony and grape industries to exchange views on the current development status of the peony industry in Heze City and the wine industry in Columbus City. They agreed to build a platform for mutual learning and multi-faceted interaction, and explore more opportunities in agriculture, culture, tourism and other fields. Many cooperation possibilities.
Columbus Mayor Held Lazarotto said he was deeply impressed by Heze’s beautiful scenery and the level of urban development. He looked forward to more progress in economic cooperation and strengthening cultural ties between the two sides. “The friendly exchanges between Brazil and China provide children in Brazilian schools with the opportunity to learn Chinese culture and language. I hope that the two sides will carry out more academic exchange projects in the future to deepen the mutual understanding between the two peoples.”