Main exchanges with Xiangyang
On April 27, 2008, a delegation of Sorocaba Municipal Government led by the then Secretary-general Ms. Monika Grohmann visited Xiangyang City and met with Mr. Yu Guoqi, the then Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xiangyang Municipal Committee and Mayor of Xiangyang City. The two sides had friendly talks about promotion of economic and trade cooperation in depth and breadth and reached a preliminary agreement on cooperation in multiple projects.
On July 3, 2008, an economic and trade delegation led by Director Daniel of Department of Industry and Commerce and Economic Development paid a goodwill visit to Xiangyang. The two cities signed a letter of intent for establishing sister city ties and reached a preliminary intent for cooperation in auto parts, drugs and sports.
Introduction to Sorocaba
Sorocaba is located in Southeast Brazil, about 110km to the west of Sao Paulo and by Sorocaba River, at an altitude of 550m and with a moderate climate. It has a population of about 254,000. It became a town in 1661 and a city in 1842.
Industries in Sorocaba mainly include heavy metal casting, iron & steel, mechanical manufacturing, auto parts manufacturing and textile. The city boasts well-developed transportation, where there is the largest freight transportation airport. It abounds in cotton, sugarcane, coffee, cereal and citrus.