The Chinese Embassy released a note late on Friday (22) reflecting the indirect citations to the Asian country in the video of the ministerial meeting on April 22, released by the Supreme Court (STF). The text minimizes the times when the context allows interpreting that President Jair Bolsonaro and ministers talked about China and extols the good and strong commercial relationship between the two countries. China has been the country’s main trading partner for eleven years.
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No direct citations to other countries are made in the video that was released due to the cuts made by the STF in the raw material. However, the context of the statements allows to identify two statements about the China
, one from Bolsonaro and the other from Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.
he said that the Chinese secret service would have agents infiltrated Brazilian ministries, without explaining the reason for thinking this. “It is a reality. There is no use hiding anymore, covering the sun with a sieve, right? Yes, it is not… in vain… in some ministries there are people of them planting in here, right? So we don’t want to fight with the Chinese, zero fight with China. Do we need them to sell? Yes. They need us too “, said the president before the ministers.
Guedes, on the other hand, defended that China finances a “Marshall Plan” to help in the world economic reconstruction by the pandemic of the new coronavirus
“China (part cut by decision of the STF) should finance a Marshall Plan to help everyone who was affected. So the first inadequacy, we have to be very careful is the following, it is the Pro-Brazil plan
“, said the minister, citing public investment project announced by the government that caused internal friction by generating discomfort
. In addition, the Minister of Economy referred to China as “that guy you know you have to put up with”, as he is Brazil’s biggest trading partner.
The note from the Embassy of China did not directly bring any of the speeches of the meeting and chose to exalt the good business relationship
between the two economies. “China has remained Brazil’s largest trading partner for eleven consecutive years and is one of the main sources of foreign investment in the country. The bilateral relationship in the economic and commercial area has always been guided by the principles of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation and has effectively contributed to the joint growth of both parties, bringing real benefits to both peoples “, says part of the text.
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In a kind of indirect response to Guedes’ demand for support for the restructuring of the global economy, the embassy said that “With openness and transparency and a high sense of responsibility, China notified the information in a timely manner to the WHO
and to other countries like Brazil, it shared, without reservations, experiences of prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment and engaged in international cooperation to combat the pandemic. Attitudes like these have received high esteem from the UN, WHO and the international community in general. ”
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– Chinese Embassy in Brazil (@EmbaixadaChina) May 23, 2020