New Silk Road: Threat or Opportunity for Brazil

Edmir Kuazaqui, Maisa E. Raele Rodrigues, Alexandre Uehara


The Silk Road was one of the greatest commercial routes that connected China with the port regions of the Mediterranean, where considerable sized volumes of merchandise were negotiated. However, it entered a decline as the result of various factors, such as disturbances in Central Asia, as well as the discovery of new maritime commercial routes. Contemporaneously, China, currently the 2nd most powerful economy in the world, reactivated a project of this logistic and commercial route, very much to maintain its commercial competitiveness, idealized by president Xi Jinping. This audacious project, under construction, will involve great Chinese investments for the region, as well as a contribution to other nations, which will change all the geography of international negotiations.

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