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China’s top legislator said the two nations will cement strategic coordination on “major issues such as global governance and climate change".
Petrobras is in the eye of a storm over an allegedly ‘overpriced’ purchase of a refinery in the United States.
The Brazilian President silences critics who cited unfinished infrastructure projects with 60 days remaining.
The 2013 Confederations Cup boosted Brazil's GDP by $4.37 billion, says a new report.
Rousseff is seeking re-election in the October polls.
Meanwhile, HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the Brazilian manufacturing sector indicated growth.
A sluggish economy, weaker growth potential, rising debt, and government deficit were given as reasons for the demotion.
The country faced a massive blackout on February 4 that affected three regions, striking 13 states and the capital city.
IBGE data showed that industrial output for February had grown by 2.9 per cent - 0.4 per cent above estimates.
"It was a surprise even for the government," said Finance Minister Guido Mantega.