BRICS Summit begins in China, Modi-Xi likely to meet
03 September, 2017, 16:35 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
China is hosting the annual summit from Sunday till Tuesday, under the theme Brics: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future.
Xiamen - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Xiamen City in China to attend the 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) summit to be hosted by China from September 3 to 5, the presidency said on Saturday. Yaroslav Lissovolik, chief economist of the Eurasian Development Bank, said "Brics plus" would provide opportunities for other economies and inject impetus into economic globalization.
This will be the second bilateral meeting between the two leaders this year. To date, it has invested in 11 projects, lending $1.5 billion in 2016 and $2.5 billion in loans set for this year.
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Wang, who was one of the Chinese experts threatening India with war during the standoff at Doklam, said "there was no reason for India and China to be hostile to each other".
"I am confident that the visit will open a bright new chapter in India-Myanmar relations and will help in charting a roadmap for closer cooperation between our governments, our business communities and at the people-to-people level", Modi added. Many read these comments as an oblique reference to China's opposition to India's bid to have Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar recognized as a "globally designated terrorist". "The philosophy of the BRICS cooperation is gaining growing appreciation around the world". In March, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would explore options for expansion to a "Brics plus" and build a wider partnership through dialogue with developing countries and worldwide organizations.
All BRICS countries oppose Western economic sanctions, restrictions on global trade and migration of skilled personnel that would deprive them of export markets and revenues.
This does not imply that China is masking its imperialistic tendencies and using BRICS as a handmaiden for its individual aggrandisement. But BRICS has enough variety and diffusion of power to check China's ambitions of painting the world in monochrome red. "We certainly hope that African countries will be among the first to take up membership".
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