President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) said on Thursday he would exempt the Chinese from visas to enter Brazil for tourism or business.
There will be no reciprocity in the beginning. United States, Australia, Japan, and Canada are already exempt from short-term tourist and business visas. The next country should be India.
According to Chancellor Ernesto Araújo, there is still no deadline for the initiative because there must be strong demand. China has a population of about 1.39 billion people.
Today the Chinese who want to travel to the country need to go to the three consulates that Brazil has in China, located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
Bolsonaro met in Beijing with 19 presidents of major Chinese companies from sectors such as retail, aviation, infrastructure, agriculture, and entertainment.
Among them were Wang MingQiang, Alibaba's CEO, Feng Yong Fang, president of the CRCC Investment Group (infrastructure), and Yu Songho, president of HeRun Group, one of the country's largest soy importers.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon