China may build its first hospital in South America in São Paulo, and a meeting was held this week with this in mind between a mission of the Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the Chinese government and Governor Geraldo Alckmin, acording to the website of the government of the Brazilian State of São Paulo.
A representative of the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce for International Development, which requested a hearing, said that the hospital would be able to provide services to both the Brazilian and Chinese communities, offering services in Portuguese and Mandarin.
The special advisor for International Affairs of the government of the state of São Paulo, Ana Paula Fava, who also attended the meeting, said the proposal focuses on the union of traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine, both in the area of prevention and cure.
The Hospital Complex would offer 250 beds, with 50 for emergencies, in addition to a shopping centre and a cultural area, with a park,” Fava said.
Since 2007 São Paulo and China have signed eight cooperation agreements, mainly in the fields of environment, agriculture and sport, and the state of São Paul is the largest trade and investment partner of China in Latin America and is home to a community of 300,000 Chinese citizens.
In the first half of the year, Chinese companies imported almost 1 billion reais’ worth of goods more from the Paraíba Valley than from the United States, and China is the main buyer of products made in Jacareí, the second largest buyer of goods from São José dos Campos and the 13th higest from Taubaté. (macauhub)