The Heat: 2017 BRICS Summit Preview


BRICS Summit

Amid global challenges, leaders from BRICS member countries gather in China to enhance cooperation on a range of issues.

BRICS nations account for nearly a quarter of the world economy and more than half of last year’s economic growth. In short, they’re a crucial engine of economic growth for the entire world.

So as the leaders of China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa gather in Xiamen, China, for their 9th summit this weekend, the focus will be on strengthening ties and forging new partnerships on major global and regional issues.

For more on what to expect from the summit, the Heat’s regular host, Anand Naidoo, reports from Xiamen and is joined by CGTN correspondent, Zou Yun.

For more discussion:

  • Andrea Murta is Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center.
  • Maxim Mikhalev focuses on the Asia-Pacific region for the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Sourabh Gupta is an Asia-Pacific international relations analyst and a Resident Senior Fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Qinduo Xu is a Political Analyst with China Radio International.

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