China-Brazil Innovation Week has begun in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, the China News Service (CNS) reports.
The Chinese state-run news agency says that during the week the spotlight will be shone on the digital economy, green technology, biomedical and smart city development industries in Brazil.
The report quotes a Ningbo official, Zhang Minghua, as saying the purpose is to prompt Sino-Brazilian economic engagement in fields other than conventional fields.
Brazilian Consul-General in Shanghai Gilberto Fonseca-Guimarães de Moura told the opening ceremony on Wednesday that China-Brazil Innovation Week could open new avenues for Sino-Brazilian cooperation.
Mr Moura remarked that Ningbo and the southern Brazilian city of Santos are twin cities, engaging with each other economically and culturally, CNS says.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):