The Economic Relationship Between Brazil and China: Recent Trends and Prospects

  • Santiago Bustelo
  • Marcos Reis


This chapter aims to analyze the boosting economic relationship between Brazil and China at the beginning of the twenty-first century and identify the prospects for the near future based on the ongoing structural economic and social changes that are currently happening in China. For that, it discusses the changes that the Chinese economy passed in the recent decades and also its most recent trends, characterized by a new era of slower growth, the so-called Chinese “new normal”. The main conclusions are the following: (1) the rapid growth of China in the last few decades profoundly changed the relationship between this nation and Brazil, (2) the new economic perspectives for China can represent a watershed in this relationship, and (3) it is necessary that Brazil prepares itself for this new phase to strengthen the partnership with the Asian country.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Bustelo
    • 1
  • Marcos Reis
    • 2
  1. 1.Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE-UFRJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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