Brazil-China Trade: Highways, Ports and Soybeans Brazil and China have not traditionally been trading partners, but that's been changing fast. This weekend, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio LuLa Da Silva is heading to China with a delegation of 300 Brazilian businessmen. The Brazilian government is hoping for billions of dollars in Chinese investment to build highways and ports. The Chinese are looking forward to a giant new source of cheap soybeans. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.