Attending Wednesday’s closing session of the BRICS summit are (from left) South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, China’s Xi Jinping, Jair Bolsonaro of host nation Brazil, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and India’s Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells BRICS summit ‘protectionism and bullying’ hurting world economy

  • No mention of partial trade deal with United States after previous suggestions that Xi and Donald Trump could meet this week to sign one
  • Xi invites Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China next year
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Attending Wednesday’s closing session of the BRICS summit are (from left) South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, China’s Xi Jinping, Jair Bolsonaro of host nation Brazil, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and India’s Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters
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China’s President Xi Jinping and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speak at a press conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China part of Brazil’s future, Jair Bolsonaro says as he and Xi Jinping sign transport and investment agreements

  • Latin American leader under pressure from beef, farming and mining sectors to stay on good terms with Beijing after nearly torpedoing relationship last year
  • Summit with Russia, India and South Africa could give Bolsonaro cover to talk to Chinese president without appearing to be disloyal to Trump
Topic |   Brazil

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China’s President Xi Jinping and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speak at a press conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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