Asian descendants work in a Chinese store in Liberdade neighborhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday May 23, 2011. Chinese companies' direct investment in Brazil jumped to $17 billion last year, nearly 60... more 
Asian descendants work in a Chinese store in Liberdade neighborhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday May 23, 2011. Chinese companies' direct investment in Brazil jumped to $17 billion last year, nearly 60 times the investment the previous year, according to SOBEET, a Brazilian economic think tank. At the same time, more Chinese companies are hiring local workers rather than following their old practices of bringing in Chinese laborers. That new reality has meant frequent contact between two cultures that hold vastly different expectations about the role of workers, government regulations and unions. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andre Penner
Fri, May 27, 2011 12:23 PM EDT