Zhou Zhiwei, Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director of Center for Brazilian Studies, CASS
May 03, 2023
Brazil’s president indicates that economic recovery in Latin America is likely to be driven by China. Existing connections are deep and will be resilient against political or international interference. Renewed South-South cooperation is one hopeful outcome.
Nathaniel Schochet, Analyst and CJPA Global Advisors
Earl Carr, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CJPA Global Advisors
Apr 26, 2023
Brazil, South America’s leader in GDP, has made several moves indicating a willingness to work with China in the near future. The establishment of the BRICS, as well as President Lula’s recent visit to China, should alert the West as to how Brazil has been swayed by China and its offerings.
James Chater, a Clarendon Scholar and graduate student, University of Oxford
Feb 28, 2019
Brazil maintains a sensitive balancing act at the center of a crucial diplomatic nexus with the US and China. If employed shrewdly, the intermediate position Brazil finds itself in could strengthen its hand in its relations with the two superpowers.
Fernando Menéndez, Analyst
Jan 10, 2019
Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been described as a South American Donald Trump. Will he turn on China?
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Mar 28, 2016
While international media focuses on Brazil’s mass demonstrations against corruption, efforts behind the façade precipitate regime change, restoration of a pre-Lula order, and a struggle against the BRICS nations. The U.S. feels threatened by an era of multipolarity, which deeply implicates China, and other emerging economies.
Walker Rowe, Publisher, Southern Pacific Review
May 26, 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised $50 billion in funding for a trans-oceanic railroad from Peru to Brazil, which politicians in Latin America have been dreaming to build for decades. However, an unforgiving geography and political disputes could prove challenging.
Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, COA, Washington D.C. Office
Mar 29, 2014
Trade between Brazil and China has flourished over the past decade. However, the current trade relationship may be disrupted as Brazil recognizes the benefits of adding value along its supply chain, giving way to more opportunities for the United States to build upon its economic relationship with Latin America’s largest emerging market.
He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Mar 28, 2013
Even though the Western media attacks it as a form of Chinese neo-colonialism, the China-Africa relationship has in the past decade moved steadily and rapidly forward despite interferences.