Maintaining good relations with China is a necessity for Brazil, not a choice. And President Jair Bolsonaro’s first visit to China this week is an excellent opportunity for him to alter his diplomatic stance toward Brazil’s largest trading partner. Although he has abandoned the aggressive anti-China rhetoric he employed during his election campaign, conflicting statements from figures within his administration have confused Brazilian representatives in China and create obstacles for business and investment.
- China’s creeping influence on Brazil’s economy
- How is Brazil affected by the U.S–China trade war?
- On this podcast, Charles Tang, head of the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Ph.D. in Political Science Mauricio Santoro explain how China’s fundamental role in the Brazilian economy may see pragmatism trump ideology.
- By improving its level of Portuguese, China is preparing to set an even bigger footprint and influence in Latin America’s largest economy.