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Premier Li visits equipment manufacturing exhibition in Brazil

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05-22-2015 12:50 BJT

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Premier Li has wrapped up his visit to Brazil, but not before attending the opening ceremony of a Chinese equipment manufacturing exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. In his speech at the event, Li encouraged Chinese and Brazilian companies to cooperate with each other in production capacity and equipment manufacturing, to achieve mutual benefit.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C) talks with Chinese and Brazilian representatives from manufacturing and financial sectors as he takes a ride on a Chinese-made ferry boat in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2015. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C) talks with Chinese and Brazilian representatives from manufacturing and financial sectors as he takes a ride on a Chinese-made ferry boat in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2015. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Railway transportation, electricity, information technology and machinery engineering are some of the industries represented by the 30 Chinese companies at this exhibition.  

Their products are part of the basis for Li to offer cooperation with Brazil in various areas. The premier has suggested cooperation in locomotive manufacturing, ship building, auto making, steel and construction materials. He added that China would not only export quality and environmentally-friendly equipment to Brazil, but also open production lines and spare parts maintenance facilities in Brazil, train local workers and create jobs there. He added that China will also import high-quality farm produce and competitive equipment products from Brazil.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira and the Governor of Rio de Janeiro noted that Chinese-made subway trains and ferries, both high quality and available at reasonable prices, had been warmly received by Brazilians. They said Brazil welcomes Chinese investment and offer of cooperation.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C), Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira (2nd R) and Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao (2nd L) cut ribbon for a Chinese equipment manufacturing exhibition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2015. Li on Wednesday visited the exhibition which features heavy machinery, high-speed railway, nuclear power generation, carrier rockets and new energy cars in Rio De Janeiro. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C), Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira (2nd R) and Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao (2nd L) cut ribbon for a Chinese equipment manufacturing exhibition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2015. Li on Wednesday visited the exhibition which features heavy machinery, high-speed railway, nuclear power generation, carrier rockets and new energy cars in Rio De Janeiro. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

Li took a ride on a Chinese-made subway train in Rio, seeing for himself how they are performing. The driver said the trains have modern technology, are stable when they run and can carry more passengers.

At least 604 subway trains have been ordered by the Brazilian company. Ninety are to be used for subway lines for the Olympics.

Li also used a Chinese-made ferry, also specially designed for the upcoming Olympics. Another six similar boats, with a capacity of 2,000 passengers each, will be delivered no later than next year.

China became Brazil's largest trading partner in 2009. Brazil is the first stop on Li's four-nation Latin America tour, which will also take him to Colombia, Peru and Chile.

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