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Premier Wen back to Beijing after South American visit

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Beijing Thursday morning after his visit to four South American countries. Wen attended the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and paid official visits to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile from June 20 to 26.

China, Chile to boost trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced Tuesday the establishment of China-Chile strategic partnership and deals to a bilateral free trade agreement.

Premier Wen visits Brazil

Rio+20, new beginning of global sustainable development

After three-day heated discussion, the highly-anticipated United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) ended Friday with a final document entitled "The Future We Want," laying out a roadmap for global sustainable development.

China, Brazil upgrade ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

China and Brazil announced here Thursday they have agreed to upgrade bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership in a major step to further their cooperation level.

About Rio+20: Earth Summit 2012
About Rio+20: Earth Summit 2012

On 20th - 22nd, June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Also referred to as the Rio+20 or the Earth Summit 2012 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.