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Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Chinese government is trying to make peace with Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, whose China-bashing threatens to chill a profitable trading relationship that has benefited both countries.

Chinese diplomats based in Brasilia have met twice with top Bolsonaro advisors in recent weeks, according to participants in the meetings. Their aim is to highlight cooperation with Latin America’s largest country, whose grain and minerals have fueled China’s rise while lifting millions of Brazilians from poverty in the resulting commodities boom.

Bolsonaro has portrayed China, its largest trading partner, as a predator looking to dominate key sectors of its economy.

With its own economy slowing, China cannot afford to become embroiled in another costly trade war like that which has erupted between Beijing and Washington.

Two-way trade between China and Brazil stood at $75 billion last year, according to Brazilian government statistics. China has invested $124 billion in Brazil since 2003, mostly in the oil, mining and energy sectors. China is eager to bankroll railway, port and other infrastructure projects here to speed the movement of its Brazilian grain.

But the far-right Bolsonaro, much like U.S. President Donald Trump, has criticized China repeatedly on the campaign trail, saying the Chinese should not be allowed to own Brazilian land or control key industries. An ardent nationalist, Bolsonaro is expected to win a landslide victory in balloting this Sunday.

“The Chinese are not buying in Brazil. They are buying Brazil,” Bolsonaro has warned repeatedly.

Companies in the crosshairs include China Molybdenum Co Ltd, which bought a $1.7 billion niobium mine in 2016 that Bolsonaro says Brazil should develop itself.

Niobium is used as an additive to steel to make it stronger and lighter. It is used in cars, buildings, jet engines and a host of other applications. Brazil controls about 85 percent of the world’s supply and Bolsonaro wants his nation to reap the benefits.

Bolsonaro is also on record opposing a planned privatization of some assets of state-owned utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras) on concerns that Chinese buyers would win the bid.

Officials at China Molybdenum declined requests for comment. But six senior executives at Chinese companies operating in Brazil told Reuters they were watching Bolsonaro’s remarks with varying degrees of concern.

“We are worrying a bit about some of his extreme views,” one Chinese infrastructure executive told Reuters. “He is on guard against China.”

Bolsonaro’s friendly leanings toward Taiwan are likewise vexing to Beijing, which considers Taiwan a renegade province. Bolsonaro in February became the first Brazilian presidential candidate to visit Taiwan since Brazil recognized Beijing as the sole Chinese government under the One China policy in the 1970s.

The Chinese embassy in Brazil issued a letter condemning Bolsonaro’s Taiwan trip as an “affront to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China.”

Bolsonaro’s combative stance is in stark contrast to the rest of Latin America, whose leaders have welcomed Chinese investment, loans and commodities purchases.==>Diantara sekian banyak org goblok,masih ade yg Waras waaa!!! emoticon-thumbsup

And it could eventually put him at odds with Brazil’s powerful farm and mining industries, for whom China is an indispensable customer.

Shares of Brazilian miner Vale SA, for example, the world’s largest iron ore producer, hit an all-time high last month on strong Chinese demand for its high-quality ore.

Brazil’s farm sector, meanwhile, has reaped the benefit of China’s feud with Trump. Beijing has sharply reduced purchases of American soybeans, filling the gap with Brazilian grain. Brazilian exports of soy to China are up 22 percent by value this year with about 80 percent of its soy shipments now destined there.

The U.S.-China trade war has given Brazil leverage for now. But Jorge Arbache, former secretary for international affairs at Brazil’s planning ministry, said Brazil would do well not to overplay its hand.

Brazil “does not have the luxury of giving up its biggest trade and investment partner,” Arbache said. “There’s not one economy in the world that can occupy the space China occupies.”


Chinese diplomats met with Bolsonaro’s top economic advisor Paulo Guedes in early September to discuss the importance of the bilateral relationship, Qu Yuhui, Chinese Minister-Counselor at the embassy in Brasilia, told Reuters on Monday.

The Chinese team portrayed their nation as a partner that does not compete with Brazil economically, according to Qu, who attended the meeting, and one other person familiar with the matter.

Guedes was offered a trip to China to strengthen his knowledge of the world’s second-largest economy, Qu said. He said Chinese diplomats made it clear they would like to meet Bolsonaro in person, although no meeting has been set.

“Regardless of right- or left-wing, we want to talk and advance the smooth development of China-Brazil relations, which we believe benefits both countries,” Qu said. “We have confidence that whoever is Brazil’s president will improve China-Brazil relations.”

Guedes did not respond to requests for comment.

Last week Reuters spotted Qu and another Chinese diplomat entering the offices of Congressman Onyx Lorenzoni, Bolsonaro’s campaign manager, proposed chief of staff and the organizer of the candidate’s Taiwan trip.

Qu declined to comment on the matter.

Lorenzoni said he met with two Chinese diplomats and that there would be further talks after the election. He said China is a vital partner and the two countries would maintain good relations.

If elected, Bolsonaro’s first major meeting with the Chinese would come early in his presidency. Brazil hosts the BRICS summit in 2019, an event that Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to attend.


Bolsonaro is content with China purchasing commodities. But the former Army captain is wary of the Asian nation’s recent shopping spree in Brazil’s energy and infrastructure sectors.

China Three Gorges Corp paid 4.8 billion reais ($1.48 billion) in 2016 to operate two of Brazil’s largest dams. Last year, State Grid Corp of China bought a controlling stake in Sao Paulo’s CPFL Energia SA and a subsidiary for 17.36 billion reais ($4.90 billion), while China’s HNA Airport Holding Group Co Ltd bought a controlling stake in Brazil’s second-busiest airport.

Brazil is now expected to put a number of government concessions and assets up for bid next year, including railways and state-held energy assets.

The outgoing administration of Brazilian President Michel Temer has attempted to privatize state-controlled energy company Eletrobras, a move which requires congressional approval.

Bolsonaro has said he is against selling Eletrobras generation assets because it would “leave Brazil in Chinese hands.”

The Chinese infrastructure executive said his company was worried that Bolsonaro might change the government auction rules to disadvantage Chinese bidders. He and other Chinese executives who spoke to Reuters declined to be identified.

To date, Bolsonaro has been vague about how he would carry out actions to stop Chinese investment he sees as undesirable. Brazil has no equivalent of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, which reviews the national security implications of foreign investment in American companies.

Bolsonaro also needs to tread carefully with the huge agribusiness caucus that controls more than 40 percent of seats in Brazil’s Congress.

The nation’s farmers are overwhelmingly supportive of Bolsonaro, but have made clear that maintaining good relations with China, their largest export customer, is paramount.

“The economy is much more important than propaganda to get votes,” said an executive at an agricultural company who declined to be identified. “You can’t change it that easily without severe repercussions.”

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Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidency

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election Oct. 28, marking a dramatic shift to the right in Latin America’s largest country.

RIO DE JANEIRO — A 63-year-old nationalist renegade rode a wave of voter rage to Brazil’s presidency on Sunday, marking the most dramatic shift to the right in Latin America’s largest country since the end of the Cold War-era military dictatorship.

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right lawmaker and former army captain, defeated leftist Fernando Haddad in the runoff, receiving about 55 percent of the vote, according to official results with nearly 100 percent of the ballots tallied. His win adds Brazil to a growing list of countries — from the United States to Hungary to the Philippines — where staunch right-wing nationalists have scored victories at the ballot box.

Bolsonaro ran a social-media-centered campaign similar to Donald Trump’s that promised to attack the corruption of political elites and bring an iron fist to fighting crime. He demonized opponents and polarized the nation with his history of denigrating women, gays and minorities.

In a Facebook Live address immediately after his victory, Bolsonaro took aim at his political opponents, including members of the left-wing Workers’ Party, whom he has threatened to jail or exile. He declared that Brazil cannot continue “flirting with socialism, communism, populism and the extremism of the left.”

But in a subsequent speech to the nation, he called for unity, saying, “This country belongs to all of us, Brazilians who were born here, and those who are Brazilian at heart. Brazil is a country of diverse opinions, colors and orientations. The law is for everyone.”

Bolsonaro won a first round of the election earlier this month but failed to avoid a runoff. His challenger, Haddad — a one-term mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city — had depicted the election as a fight to preserve democracy. Bolsonaro has been an outspoken defender of Brazil’s former military dictatorship, lamenting that it did not kill enough dissidents.

The election occurred in a period when faith has collapsed in Brazil’s corruption-stained political class, the economy has floundered and gang killings have surged, leaving the nation feeling rudderless and besieged. Haddad ran largely as a stand-in for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the popular former president, whose reelection bid was upended when he landed in jail this year on corruption charges. Haddad received about 45 percent of the vote.

Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil
Brazilian presidential candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party is surrounded by supporters as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station on Sunday in Sao Paulo.

Brazilians responded by brutally punishing traditional parties in elections in which dozens lost seats in Congress and Bolsonaro allies scored major wins in Brazil’s most populous states. Outside Bolsonaro’s home in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, his supporters rallied in the green and yellow of the Brazilian flag, pointing their fingers in the shape of a gun — Bolsonaro’s trademark gesture. They shot fireworks on sidewalks and burst into choruses of the national anthem — a song once reserved for the soccer field, but that Bolsonaro made a symbol of his campaign.

“He’s the only one with the courage to do something different,” said Alexandre Maciel, 44, an asset manager at a financial firm, after voting in Sao Paulo.

Dismissed until recently as an unelectable rabble-rouser, Bolsonaro launched his campaign with no significant political allies, a small party machine and a paltry budget. He overcame those challenges with the power of social media, speaking directly to voters through angry all-caps tweets and Facebook Live videos.

His simplistic, get-tough solutions to Brazil’s deep-rooted problems of crime and corruption played well online, and he developed a movement of hardcore followers including pro-gun and evangelical voters that some analysts compared to Trump’s supporters in 2016. Outside Bolsonaro’s house in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, his supporters rallied in the green and yellow of the Brazilian flag, pointing their fingers in the shape of a gun — Bolsonaro’s trademark gesture.

Even as Bolsonaro was sidelined from the campaign in September — when he was stabbed in the abdomen at a rally — his popularity grew.

Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil
Bolsonaro rides on the shoulders of a supporter moments before being stabbed during a campaign rally on Sept. 6 in Juiz de Fora.

Bolsonaro’s win marks a diametrical shift for Brazil, a nation dominated for most of the past decade and half by the leftist Workers’ Party. He has been a passionate defender of the dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. He has proclaimed himself a political outsider, despite serving seven terms in congress.

He once said a female politician was too ugly to rape and suggested that having a dead son was better than a gay son. Last year, he suggested that some descendants of African slaves were fat and lazy.

Bolsonaro has moved toward the mainstream in recent months, celebrating Brazil’s “diversity” in tweets.

But he has convinced supporters that he will upend the status quo. To reduce crime, he has advocated that gun laws be relaxed so civilians could fight fire with fire. To spur the economy, indigenous lands and the vast Amazon region should be opened up for development, he has argued.

“It was obvious in this election that someone who could build a credible narrative of being different was going to do well. Bolsonaro understood that,” said Oliver Stuenkel, professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo. “He was politically incorrect, a bit weird. But that’s one way he has been able to set himself apart from the rest.”

Bolsonaro at times has appeared to mimic Trump, on whom he has lavished praise. He has promised to make Brazil “great” and picked a war with the media over “fake news.”

Late Sunday, Bolsonaro said that Trump had called to congratulate him on his victory, wishing him luck in what he called “obviously a very friendly contact.”

“He was trying to look like Trump,” said Marcos Nobre, a Sao Paulo-based political strategist. “His message to the electorate was, ‘If the U.S. elected a Trump, so can Brazil.’ ”

Bolsonaro grew up a nerdy kid in a German Italian family with five siblings in Eldorado, a speck of a town in rural northern Sao Paulo state. At a time when the military was torturing, exiling and killing other members of his generation for opposing its policies, he saw the army as his ticket out. At 18, he was accepted to the army’s prep school and later made it to Brazil’s equivalent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil
Brazilian soldiers stand guard as they await Bolsonaro’s arrival at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Bolsonaro left the military in 1988 to begin his political career. As a congressman, he frightened peers with his violent rhetoric, calling in 1999 for the assassination of the elected president at the time, Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

Though it surged only over the past two months, the Bolsonaro phenomenon began to take off two years ago, observers say. His popularity built in urban areas, where backers became voracious consumers of his missives on Twitter and WhatsApp. It spread to ranchers suffering invasions of squatters on rural farms. White men and wealthy voters, eager to turn the page after a decade of left-wing rule, rallied to Bolsonaro’s side.

His rise caught many off guard.

A decade ago, Bolsonaro “was like a burlesque spectacle, a clown,” said Rubens Soares, a longtime journalist at Folha de Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s largest news organizations. Yet, Soares said, he noticed a fundamental shift last year. Supporters at Bolsonaro rallies were adoring in a way he’d never seen before in Brazil.

“They would carry him through the streets,” he said. “You could tell something was happening.”

Long seen as an economic protectionist, Bolsonaro did an about-face during the campaign, embracing the free market.

But he still played to nationalists, vilifying China for “buying up” Brazil. Twice divorced and now married to his third wife, he nonetheless proclaimed himself a supporter of family values, and his opposition to gay rights and legalizing abortion helped him win over evangelicals, a powerful voter base.

But corruption and the Workers’ Party were his primary targets. Since democracy was restored here in 1985, two presidents have been impeached, one has gone to jail, and Brazil’s current leader has been indicted on a charge of corruption, an accusation he denies. One-third of the lower house is under investigation for corruption, largely tied to a sprawling kickback scheme involving some of the country’s largest companies.Bolsonaro’s outsider-cleans-house platform resonated with Brazilians.

While some Brazilians began to see Bolsonaro as their hero, others seemed to overlook his bombastic statements in a search for meaningful change.

“If there had been another decent candidate, I wouldn’t have voted for him,” Jose Colares, 51, a dentist in São Paulo, said of Bolsonaro after casting his ballot Sunday for the far-right candidate.“He’s said a lot of garbage, but he’s the lesser of the evils.”

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Jangan kerja sama saja
Kalau mau ngutang terima resikonya, lihat bisa bertahan sendiri gak
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Pengaruh Cina di America latin membuat banyak warga di Brasil ketakutan bahwa Brasil sebagai negara democracy terbesar ke-4 di dunia akan dikuasai oleh Comunisme.. Apalagi ke-4 president pendahulu Bolsonaro memiliki hubungan yang sangat dekat dengan Cuba dan Venezuela; malah hubungan dengan US dan Barat dalam kondisi tidak terlalu baik.. Bolsonaro saat berkampanye, berjanji akan memulihkan hubungannya dengan US/West serta akan mengambil sikap tegas terhadap Venezuela..

Sudah bukan rahasia umum lagi bahwa China ingin menguasai supply pertanian dan mineral di Brasil.. China ingin menguasai Niobium (suatu addictive untuk membuat steele lebih kuat dan lebih ringan) dan oil & gas-nya..

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Kenapa Jair Bolsonaro (Conservative) menang di Pemilu Brasil dan menjadi president Brasil ke-42 dan president Conservative pertama Brasil sejak 1989?

Karena selama 4 kali pemilu Pemilu Presiden dan semuanya dimenangkan oleh Socialists (Leftists) dari Workers Party justru
1. Membuat Brasil menjadi salah satu negara dengan tingkat crime dan bunuh diri (homocide) terbesar di dunia.

2. Korupsi dan money laundry di Brasil sangat merajalela.. Ini terbukti dari kasus korupsi yang dialami oleh mantan presiden Lula dan Dilma.

3. Brasil mengalami resesi ekonomi yang berkepanjangan dan kesulitan untuk recovery..

4. Tingkat unemployment di Brasil yang sangat tinggi..

5. Presiden-presiden sebelumnya (dari Workers Party) sangat terlalu dekat dengan Cuba dan Venezuela. Ini membuat sebagian besar warga Brazil ketakutan akan negaranya bisa menjadi seperti kondisi yang dialami oleh Cuba dan Venezuela yan mengarah ke Comunisme (tidak adanya democracy)..

6 Pengaruh rejim Communist China.. Pernah melihat Bolsonaro beberapa kali lewat TV Cable, Bossonaro selalu mengucapkan kata "Niobium" dalam setiap kampanyenya.. Niobium adalah campuran (addictive) untuk membuat baja (steele) lebih kuat dan lebih ringan; digunakan untuk mobil, bangunan, jet engines dan berbagai penerapan lainnya. Brasil mengontrol sekitar 85% dari supply dunia dan Bolsonaro menginginkan negaranya memetik keuntungan terhadap Niobium.

7. Bolsonaro berjanji untuk menerapkan kembali Tradisional Value dari Brasil yang dilandasi ajaran Christianity..

Mayoritas warga Brasil menginginkan adanya perubahan dan Bossonaro-lah yang berani menjanjikan adanya perubahan tersebut.. Bolsonaro is NEW HOPE for Brasil...


Selain karena alasan-alasan tersebut di atas, Bossonaro juga mengalami perjuangan yang sangat berat menuju kemenangan. Mengalami percobaaan pembunuhan pada saat kampanye, ditikam oleh seorang Leftists Angry Mob ke arah perut sehingga membuatnya dioperasi dan harus dirawat selama 3 minggu di Rumah sakit. Bolsonaro pun hanya bisa berkampanye lewat Facebook namun kemudian Facebook melakukan sensor terhadap banyak group supporternya; yang memaksa Bolsonaro dan suporternya berkampanye lewat Whats App..
Keren nih orang..
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Saat ini kelompok-kelompok Leftists terutama dari media Far-Leftists di seluruh dunia malah masih nyinyir saja terhadap Bolsonaro..
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