Chinese Daily, 04/13/2011
"Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, told China Daily that Brazilians view China mostly as an economic power and their nation’s largest trading partner.
“Brazil probably would not be an emerging market and emerging country today without its trade relationship with China. You cannot understand Brazil’s economic growth without trade with China. That is very well understood in Brazil,” said Sotero."