Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America, and it is known as the “Kingdom of Soccer”. Its population ranks the fifth in the world and successfully hosted the 2014 World Cup. This country has extremely rich natural resources. The Brazilian people pursue four things in their lives: sunshine, beaches, Samba and soccer. In the afternoon of January 24th, "Witness Friendship" 2017 Winter Home & Abroad News Press Junior Journalist Delegation interviewed with the Consul General of Brazil in Guangzhou, Mr. José Vicente da Silva Lessa.
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Home and Abroad News Press junior journalists made brief self introductions and then started the interview with the Consul General Mr. Lessa: “Hello, Consul General Lessa. Sumer 2016, you went to Guangzhou Children’s Library to tell the stories about the Olympic torch in Rio, which made children and students in Guangzhou getting know more about Brazil. In 2022, Beijing will be hosting the Winter Olympic Games. As the country hosted two Olympic Games and known as the ‘Kingdom of Soccer’, what do you expect to see next Olympic Games here in China? Thank you!”
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The consul general was very happy to answer the question. He said: I have been in Beijing for 3 years, Guangzhou for about 4 years. Almost 7 years in China. I like China very much. I am really impressed that the rapid development of China didn’t lose its splendid traditional culture. China hosted the 2008 Olympic Games so far no other country could compare or compete. I believe: 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be hosted in China again, that will be another great surprise to the world. I and Brazil look forward to the Olympic Games here again.
| 金睿彬小记者举手提问 |
“雷萨总领事，你好! 我们从互联网上了解到，巴西有最美丽和保护得最好的旅游景点， 费尔南多•迪诺罗尼亚群岛是世界自然遗产之一，同时也是全球最美的海岛，请你谈谈巴西的旅游！谢谢！”小记者问。
“Hello, Consul hGeneral Lessa. We learnt from the internet that Brazil has the most beautiful and well-protected natural tourism attractions. The Fernando de Noronha is one of the world's natural heritages, and it is the most beautiful ocean island in the world. Could you please share with us about the tourism in Brazil? Many thanks!” a junior journalist asked.
| 杨秉翰小记者向巴西驻广州总领事乔西•维森特•雷萨先生提问 |
“The Brazilian tourism industry has been developing rapidly in the post-Olympic period. In 2016, foreign tourists to Brazil reached 6.8 million with a total tourism revenue over $6.7 billion USD. In Brazil, many cities have the “Soccer Fan Square”, where you can feel the enthusiasm of fans around the world. As the largest country in South America, Brazil has various species, diverse landscape and rich tourism resources. Fernando de Noronha islands is an archipelago in the state of Pernambuco, located 354 km off the coast of the Atlantic. The capital city of Brazil, Rio has also been included in the world heritage list of the UNESCO as well as the Brazil Carnival is included in the intangible cultural heritage of the world.”
| 张雁棠小记者举手提问 |
“Hello, Consul General Lessa. You have been in Guangzhou for almost four years. Just like Chinese people talking about Brazil, we knew about Samba, barbecue, soccer, beaches, music, poetry, dance and architecture. When talking about China, what are the things in your mind? How about Guangzhou? Thank you!” another junior journalist asked.
| 赵子涵给巴西驻广州总领事乔西•维森特•雷萨先生、副总领事费南度副总领事笛子演奏中国民乐 |
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“For the love of soccer, there is no country in the world could be more than Brazil. To Brazilian people, soccer is not only a kind of sport, but also a well-established culture. No matter on the beach or in the city's streets, there are people play soccer all the time. Many world-class players, such as Bailey, Ronaldo and so on are all from Brazil. Therefore, when taking about Brazil, people will think about soccer. Just like talking about China, people will think of Chinese tea and Chinese folk music......” When Consul General talked about Chinese folk music, one of the junior journalists, Zhao Zihan, politely asked the Consul General: “Can I perform a Chinese flute music for you and all?” The Consul General happily replied: “That will be wonderful, we are looking forward to your performance.” Then, the Consulate General asked the Secretary to make video recording with his own phone. Zhao Zihan holding a flute and stand in the front of the Consulate General. She skillfully played the flute, and the beautiful sound made all audience listen quietly. The song was very gentle, mellow, clear and melodious euphemism...... Other junior journalists also made different performance to show splendid Chinese culture and folk talents. Joy, laugh and music filled the entire consulate for a unforgettable afternoon for all.
“This trip to Brazil” left a deep and memorable impression to all junior journalists.
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