State Governors Visit China in Attempt to Raise Funds

Several Brazilian states have decided to make their own way to Beijing, seeking badly-needed investment capital for their infrastructure projects.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cash-strapped Brazilian state governments are touring China in search of investors in order to boost their economies, particularly through financing for infrastructure works.

Industrial and mining projects have also been presented to the Asians in an effort to leverage investments in the states.

The campaign is being carried out independently from the relations between Beijing and the federal government, which have become more unreliable since President Jair Bolsonaro arrived at the Palácio do Planalto.

To alleviate the initial estrangement, following his comment that "China is not buying in Brazil, it is . . .

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