Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a message on
Saturday to all Chinese living in Brazil wishing them a happy lunar
New Year, which falls on February 7.
"On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, I want to express to
members of the Chinese community in Brazil all my best wishes of
happiness, health and prosperity," Lula said in his message.
"I also want to express my New Year greetings to all Chinese
people, to the government of this great country," he said.
In his message, Lula wished China more prosperous and the
friendship between Brazil and China "enjoying more solid and
It is estimated that more than 200,000 Chinese live in
(Xinhua News Agency January 28, 2008)