NEBC: Research Collective for Brazil-China Studies
Start of the project

Created in May 2017, the NEBC is the first research center in a legal course in Brazil dedicated to Chinese-Brazilian relations focusing on the legal-diplomatic dimension and the major issues on the bilateral agenda. The Brazil-China bilateral relationship is the axis from which the Center focuses its research activities, also taking into account the institutional arrangements in which the two countries are directly involved, such as the BRICS and the New Development Bank.

Project Objectives

The NEBC aims to deepen the bilateral dialogue between institutions, specialists, jurists, and authorities directly or indirectly linked to the world of law in China and Brazil to promote mutual knowledge of the legal systems, the judicial and justice structures, the decision-making processes in government instances, the mechanisms for dispute resolution, and the respective legal and diplomatic cultures. Understanding the Chinese wisdom and approach to creating, interpreting, and applying law in its legal and political framework context is essential in making bilateral cooperation more efficient.

Knowing China, its political and legal institutions, history, thinking, and its culture in a humble, open, and unprejudiced way – in addition to helping to strengthen ties with the world's second-largest economy and its people – is essential for a country that wants to be an active and proactive part of the bilateral relationship and to be properly inserted into the international system. To this end, it is imperative to promote interdisciplinary studies and analyses related to the topic, with the appropriate depth and academic thoroughness.

FGV Rio Law's Center for Brazil-China Studies, jointly with other civil society organizations, aims precisely to achieve this goal and assist Brazil in developing its knowledge about China, so that the country can pursue the national interest autonomously and based on facts, data, and solid knowledge. Furthermore, the Center considers it essential to promote the strengthening of the ties of friendship, partnership, and trust between Brazil, China, and their peoples, which is why it encourages cultural exchange and mutual respect.

  • Sérgio Guerra (FGV), as president;
  • Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso (Senior Partner at Kincaid|Mendes Vianna Cardoso);
  • Evandro Menezes de Carvalho (FGV);
  • Song Xiaoyan (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics – SUFE)
  • Yin Ying (Guantao Law Firm)
  • Li Hu (China Maritime Arbitration Commission);
  • Pan Deng (China University of Political Science and Law).

The statements provided by staff members of Fundação Getulio Vargas, which inform their identification as such, in articles and interviews published in the media in general, exclusively represent the opinions of their authors and not necessarily the institutional position of FGV. FGV Regulation No. 19/2018.

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