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Brazil's Bolsonaro Calls Off Xi Meeting Over Chinese Delay

  • Bolsonaro had strong anti-China rhetoric on campaign trail
  • China is Brazil’s top trading partner, major investor
Jair Bolsonaro on June 29. 

Jair Bolsonaro on June 29. 

Photographer: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called off a meeting on Saturday in Japan with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after his delegation was left waiting.

While delays in meetings at multilateral summits are not unusual -- timetables often slip, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is famous for running behind, for example -- it is less usual for a leader to call off a chat entirely.