Conference Call

Brazilian VP in China: A Turning Point for Brazil-China Relations?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. (EDT) / 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (BRT)

**Call will be held in English.

President Jair Bolsonaro kicked off his 2018 presidential campaign claiming China was “buying Brazil.” Now, over 100 days into office, the Brazilian president has sought to soften his tone. Adopting a more moderate approach to China, President Bolsonaro will visit Asia’s great power later this year. Ahead of his official trip, Vice President Hamilton Mourão is in China this week meeting with government and private-sector representatives and attending the China-Brazil High-Level Coordination and Cooperation Committee (COSBAN) meeting.

As Brazil’s number one trade partner, China is an important economic partner for the South American nation. Is this visit a new beginning for Brazil-China relations? And how might this trip impact the US-Brazil relationship?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center via conference call on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. EDT for a conversation about the future of Brazil-China relations and its impact on the future of Brazil's relationship with the United States.


Luiza Duarte

Asia Correspondent


Ricardo Sennes

Partner, Prospectiva Consulting;

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,

Atlantic Council

Larissa Wachholz




Pepe Zhang

Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

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