A Latin American Center, jointly set up by Guangzhou's Jinan University and the Hengqin New Area, was launched on Dec. 22.
Hengqin has enhanced construction of the trade and cooperation platform for China and Latin American countries since 2015 and has made some progress, said Niu Jing, director of the area's managing committee.
The newcenter aims to create a comprehensive base for think tank research, talent cultivation, industrial transformation and technology promotion.
Research teams and mechanisms for academic communications will be established as a result. The center is expected to become the academic base and important think tank dedicated to communications and cooperation with Latin American countries in southern China.
Hengqin New Area and Jinan University will cooperate to cultivate talents familiar with Latin American countries and able to contribute to cultural communications and friendly cooperation with the region.