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A Glimpse of Charming Brazil
   2015-05-18 18:45:25    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Yangyang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Brazil along with three other Latin American countries this week.

 

As members of the BRICs group, China and Brazil established diplomatic ties in 1974.

Brazil is China's largest trading partner in Latin America.

China has been Brazil's largest trading partner for six years in a row.

 

Ever since the announcement that Brazil would be holding the Olympics, the country has shot onto the world stage especially in popular culture.

One example of this is the Rio movie franchise. The main characters of the animation movie are a kind of bird, the macaw. The macaw is the national bird of Brazil.

       

In the first Rio movie, when Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Rio de Janeiro- City of Saints

Overlooking the city of Rio, the statue of Christ the Redeemer has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It stands at 30 metres tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

 

The lungs of the earth

The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge of water in the world, averaging a discharge of about 209,000 cubic meters per second. The Amazon basin is the largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres, and accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow. The portion of the river's drainage basin in Brazil alone is larger than any other river's basin.

The Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries.

Aerial view of the Amazon River in the rainforest, Brazil. [Photo: CFP/ DeAgostini/Getty Images]

The intersection of the Amazon riverˇˇ[Photo: huanqiu.com]

 

Iguazu Falls

View of the Iguacu Falls on June 12, 2014, in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. [Photo: CFP]

Iguazu Falls is on the border between Argentina and Brazil.

 

The Carnival of Brazil

Probably the most famous carnival and greatest performances in the world, the festival is usually held every February for three days.

      

                                                                                               [Photo: xinhua]

 

A taste of Brazil

                                    Barbecue                                                                                              Coffee

      

                National cocktail - Cachaca                                                                               Black Bean Stew

      

                                                                                                [Photo: CFP]

     

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