With stakes high, Brazil meat industry dominates Lula delegation to China

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a presentation of the final report of the cabinet of governmental transition in Brasilia, Brazil December 22, 2022. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Lisandra Paraguassu and Ana Mano

More than a quarter of business leaders traveling to China with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva next week come from Brazil's booming meat industry, highlighting the high stakes for a sector reliant on Chinese demand for most of its exports.