Bolsonaro Changes Discourse on China, Invites More Investment in Brazil

On a trip to Beijing, the Brazilian president met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and invited the Asian country to take part in the major oil and gas auction scheduled for November.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "A considerable part of Brazil needs China, and China also needs Brazil. Brazil is a sea of opportunities, and we want to share them with China".

With these words, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro concluded his three-day visit to Beijing, which marked a radical shift in his stance toward the world's second-largest economy - from accusing it during the election campaign of "wanting to buy Brazil" to describing it as a "capitalist" country upon landing in the capital.

The visit of the right-wing Brazilian president to China is a clear exercise in contortion: Bolsonaro . . .

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