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Brazil-China Ties to Face Test under Bolsonaro

October 29, 2018

In March, Brazil’s then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro visited Taipei and tweeted that his trips to “Israel, the United States, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan” had made it clear that he wanted to break with previous Brazilian governments, which had been “friendly with communist regimes.” The Chinese Embassy in Brasília responded with a letter sharply rebuking the candidate. In the following days, my Chinese contacts in government and academia where intrigued, but not particularly worried. I...

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