The 2017 BRICS Summit kicked off on Sunday, Sept 3 in Xiamen, China. Leaders from the five BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are all in attendence. The countries represent about 43 percent of the world’s population and make up a significant part of the global economy. China’s President Xi Jinping, who chaired the ninth BRICS summit, has called for even greater cooperation and partnership among the members.
Reporting from Xiamen is Heat anchor, Anand Naidoo.
And on the panel:
- Paulo Sotero, the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.
- Victor Gao, a Chinese international relations expert.
- Anton Fedyashin, a professor of history at American University. He specializes in Eurasian and international relations.
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