Brazil-China seminar discusses infrastructure investment opportunities
From October 18 to 22, the Brazil-China Study Center at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School will hold the “4th Brazil-China Seminar – Belt and Road Initiative & Brazil: Rules and Policy Coordination” on FGV’s YouTube channel. Organized in partnership with the Chinese Embassy and law firm Kincaid|Mendes Vianna Advogados, the event will feature the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, and specialists from Brazil and China, who will discuss hot topics related to Sino-Brazilian relations, such as the upcoming 5G auction, new investments and finance.
The meeting’s opening session, scheduled for 10 am on October 18, will involve the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes (Social Democratic Party); China’s ambassador to Brazil, Yang Wanming; Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso, a partner in law firm Kincaid|Mendes Vianna Advogados; and the dean of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School, Sérgio Guerra. Moderated by the coordinator of the law school’s Brazil-China Study Center, Evandro Menezes de Carvalho, the participants will discuss “Policy Coordination and Strengthening of Brazil-China Relations.”
On the following day, October 19, at 9 am, there will be a debate called “Building Better Connectivity Through New Infrastructure,” moderated by the president of the Brazil-China Business Council (CEBC), Luiz Augusto de Castro Neves. The panel will be composed of Patrícia Sampaio, a professor of administrative law at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School; Chen Litong, senior partner in Dentons Law Firm; the CEO of China Three Gorges Corporation, Zhao Jianqiang; and the dean of Recife Law School, Francisco Queiroz Cavalcanti.
On October 20, at 9 am, there will be a debate titled “The Role of Financial Integration in Development Initiatives,” led by a former manager of Banco do Brasil in Shanghai, Sergio Quadros. The other participants will be the dean of the School of Law at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Song Xiaoyan; Yin Ying, partner in Guantao Law Firm; the president of Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG), Sergio Suchodolski; and Professor Carlos Ragazzo of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School.
On October 21, at 9 am, the topic will be “Trade and Dispute Resolution: Rules, Prospects and Inter-Cultural Challenges,” moderated by the coordinator of the Business Law and Arbitration Study Center (NDEA) at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School, Márcio Guimarães. The speakers will be the vice-chairman of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission, Li Hu; Professor Carrie Shu Shang of California State Polytechnic University; Leonardo de Campos Melo, an arbitrator and former graduate professor of arbitration at Rio de Janeiro Catholic University; and Natália Lamas, an arbitrator who has a master’s in law and international trade from Paris 1 University.
The final debate of the seminar, at 9 am on October 22, will be about “The Digital Silk Road: Promoting Exchanges Between People.” This debate will feature the CEO of C.E.S.A.R., Fred Arruda; the director of the Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University, Shen Yi; China Mobile International Brazil Ltda’s business manager, Lin Baihe; and In Hsieh, a former head of e-commerce at Xiaomi for Latin America. The moderator will be the coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School, Luca Belli.
“The Belt and Road Initiative, also called the New Silk Road, is a Chinese foreign policy project to invest in and improve infrastructure to aid the intensification of free trade and the exchange of people between the countries involved. As China has been Brazil’s biggest trading partner for over a decade and one of its main investors in recent years, we need to understand this Silk Road and have a channel of dialogue with the Chinese about it,” explains Professor Evandro Menezes de Carvalho, the coordinator of the Brazil-China Study Center at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School.
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