In Brazil, China-bashing crowns a populist president
China skeptics are having a moment among voters around the world. Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, elected far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro as president over the weekend. An ardent nationalist and admirer of President Donald Trump, on the campaign trail Bolsonaro repeatedly accusing China’s investments in Brazil of hampering the country’s security. “China isn’t buying in Brazil. China is buying Brazil. This is a big problem that we should be worried about,” 63-year-old Bolsonaro said in the months leading up to the election. “Are you willing to leave Brazil in the hands of the Chinese?” In Brazil, China’s investments hit a seven-year high of $25 billion last year. From 2012 t