The ruling parties of China and Brazil on Tuesday opened a seminar in Beijing on party building and party-to-party relations.
Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and General Secretary of Brazil's Labor Party Jose Eduardo Cardozo addressed the opening session of the seminar.
The two-day seminar would focus on the cause and impact of the global financial crisis, labor socialism in Brazil, party politics and 2010 election in Brazil, neoliberalism's influence on Brazil and ruling ideal and practice of Brazil's current administration.
It was the second such seminar between the CPC, with 70 million members, and the Labor Party which has 800,000 members. The first seminar was held in Sao Paulo in May 2008.
The seminar also came as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was paying a three-day state visit to China.
The seminar brought together dozens of officials and scholars from China and Brazil.
(Xinhua News Agency May 19, 2009)