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The Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Federative Republic of Brazil do not have official diplomatic relations, as Brazil recognises the People's Republic of China as having jurisdiction over Taiwan. However, the two nations maintain unofficial diplomatic relations via economic and cultural offices.
Brazil was the first country to recognize the Republic of China (ROC) on its founding in 1912. In 1971, Brazil voted against United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 which replaced the ROC with the PRC at the United Nations, but from August 15, 1974, Brazil recognized the People's Republic of China (PRC) and suspended diplomatic relation with Republic of China (Taiwan). After diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Brazil were suspended, both diplomatic missions were replaced by representative offices.
The Republic of China Government established the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brazil (Chinese: 駐巴西臺北經濟文化代表處) at Brasília, and two other offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The office in Rio de Janeiro was closed in 2002.
Taiwanese immigration to Brazil
Significant immigration of Taiwanese to Brazil started in 1960s. Most Taiwanese Brazilian were farmers from Kaohsiung.
Many Taiwanese Brazilian now live in São Paulo , Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná and Rio de Janeiro. In the northern Brazil, the fifth-large city Recife is another main settlement of Taiwanese Brazilian, mostly from Meinong, Kaohsiung. In the suburbs of São Paulo, over hundred Taiwanese Brazilian established mushroom farms which supply all of Brazil.
Taiwan is one of Brazil's most important trade partners in Asia. The main export products from Brazil to Taiwan are ore, soybean, corn, woods, steel, cotton, leather and granite. Brazil is the eighteenth trade partner for Taiwan. The main products which Taiwan exports to Brazil are electrical equipment, record equipment, LCD, steel products and plastic products.
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- "中华人民共和国与各国建立外交关系日期简表". www.gov.cn. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brazil OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in São Paulo OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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- Commercial Office of Brazil in Taipei OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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