Rio de Janeiro celebrates first ever “Mandarin Day”

World Today

Rio de Janeiro kicked off its first ever “Mandarin Day” on Wednesday, September 28th, as the Brazilian city paid tribute to both the Chinese language and culture.

Despite being Brazil’s biggest trading partner since 2009, China’s Mandarin language, along with many of its customs, have remained foreign to the people.

However, Brazil is looking to make up for lost time, as interest in business and commerce has sparked great interest in studying China.

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco gives us more from the celebration.