As Latin America's largest economy, possessing an abundance of natural resources and a relatively liberal economic environment, Brazil represents one of the most dynamic countries in terms of business opportunities.
The relationship between the two economic juggernauts cannot exactly be characterized as free trade nirvana, and there is a growing sentiment in the United States that China has not fully lived up to the commitments it made when joining the WTO. This is fueled in no small part by concern over the massive trade surplus China has built up with the United States, its largest trading partner. By deliberately undervaluing its currency, critics charge, China has propped up its export-dependent growth model.
China is the world’s factory when it comes to counterfeit products: two-thirds of fake products seized last year by U.S. Customs originated in China. But Chinese consumers are growing increasingly wary of buying fakes for themselves.