China’s then-Vice-President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil on February 19, 2009.InternationalIndiaAfricaRIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – Brazil cannot be prevented from developing cooperation with China, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday during his trip to Beijing. “Yesterday we visited Huawei. It is a demonstration that we want to tell the world that we have no prejudices in relations with our Chinese counterparts. No one will prohibit Brazil to improve relations with China,” Lula said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. In a press statement preceding the bilateral meeting, Lula said that Brazil was committed to intensifying cooperation with China in science and technology, student exchanges, culture, climate change, clean energy and electric vehicles. WorldLula’s Visit to China Paints Beijing as ‘Viable Alternative’ to USYesterday, 14:35 GMTLula’s trip comes two months after his meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington. The United States is one of the hardliner countries in relation to Chinese tech companies, Huawei in particular, over their alleged collusion with the Chinese Communist Party.
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