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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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is balancing his relationships with the US and China in a bid to rejuvenate his country’s economy. Photo: Reuters

Economy in mind, Brazil’s ‘Trump of the Tropics’ Jair Bolsonaro softens tone on China

  • Bolsonaro is welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to an international summit that begins Wednesday in Brasilia, the capital
  • The far-right leader wants a bilateral meeting with Xi as he tries to rejuvenate the country’s sluggish economy
Topic |   Xi Jinping

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is balancing his relationships with the US and China in a bid to rejuvenate his country’s economy. Photo: Reuters
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