China's Slowdown is impacting Australia and Brazil
25 September 2012 Last updated at 01:33 BST
Australia and Brazil have vibrant mining industries, which have long enjoyed a boom in demand from manufacturers in China.
However as growth in China slows, curbing demand for commodities like copper, iron ore and coal the governments in Australia and Brazil are under pressure to re-examine their economic strategies.
Three BBC correspondents, Martin Patience in Beijing, Duncan Kennedy in Sydney and Paulo Cabral in Sao Paulo have been analysing the economic challenges facing China, Australia and Brazil.