China and Brazil are now at a critical stage of development and encounter many common issues in terms of national governance, and so strengthening the exchange of governance ideas and experience particularly matters to both sides, said Du Zhanyuan, President of China International Communications Group, at the China-Brazil Forum for Exchanges and Mutual Learning on November 30.
Du put forward four proposals for future development of China-Brazil relations: First, promoting the exchange of governance concepts and the sharing of experiences; Second, deepening cooperation with mutual benefits and boosting common development and prosperity; Third, safeguarding multilateralism and jointly confronting global challenges; and Fourth, intensifying dialogues between the two civilizations and promoting the connection of people’s hearts.
In recent years, Brazil has paid more attention to China’s self-development undertakings. Brazilians have widely welcomed the first and second volumes of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China -- published in Portuguese. Similarly, Brazil’s economic development has increasingly grabbed the spotlight in China. The two countries should further explore more institutionalized communication channels, focusing on areas of common concern such as poverty alleviation, environmental protection and innovative development, sharing governance concepts and practices, and setting an example for other developing countries to carry out strategic dialogue and friendly cooperation.