President Jair Bolsonaro pictured at a banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday. He will start his visit to China on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

China-basher or bridge builder? What can we expect when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits Beijing?

  • Economic interests may force populist leader to adopt a more pragmatic tone when he visits his country’s largest trading partner
  • Beijing’s best-case scenario would see Brazil signing up the Belt and Road Initiative, while Bolsonaro will look to protect future agriculture sales
Topic |   Brazil

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President Jair Bolsonaro pictured at a banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday. He will start his visit to China on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.