China and Brazil sign deal for sale of business jets

Brazil and China have signed deals for the sale of 35 Brazilian Embraer commercial jets to two Chinese airlines and for Embraer to begin assembling business jets in China.

The deals were announced Tuesday as Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with her Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao in Beijing. Ms. Rousseff is on her first visit to China since taking office in January.

The two countries also signed agreements to boost cooperation in areas ranging from energy to agriculture.

China has recently passed the United States as Brazil’s largest trading partner and is now the South American country’s biggest source of foreign investment. Brazil is Latin America’s biggest economy.

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