The Heat: China-Brazil Ties

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Pomp and ceremony in Beijing as China and Brazil agree to strengthen bilateral ties. 

Brazilian President Lula da Silva says he wants to work with Beijing to “balance world geopolitics” and help reinvigorate the South American nation’s ailing industrial sector. 

The Brazilian leader has spent four days in China, meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday in Beijing where more than a dozen new agreements were signed.

Joining the discussion: 

  • John Gong is an economics professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. 
  • Paulo Sotero is a Distinguished Fellow and the former Director of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute.
  • Einar Tangen is the Founder and Chair of Asia Narratives, and a Senior Fellow at China’s Taihe Institute.
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Brazilian Report.