Marcos Troyjo in Xinhua: Brazil should embrace Chinese investment

Professor Marcos Troyjo, Director of the BRICSLab at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, was recently featured in an interview published by Xinhua. Troyjo said that Brazil should take the chance to embrace Chinese investment as it expands abroad. China is increasing as a financier and foreign investor, and it is up to Brazil to take advantage of this new opportunity, according to Troyjo. However, he believes that the Brazilian government's national content policy, which establishes a minimum share of locally-produced products in many fields, may get in the way of those investments.

China accounts for 18 percent of Brazil's foreign trade, which makes it the the country's largest trading partner.

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