BRICS leaders gather in Johannesburg ahead of Wednesday’s summit


China’s President Xi Jinping, left, walks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after a joint press conference at the government’s Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Jinping is in the country to attend the three-day BRICS Summit starting Wednesday in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BRICS brings together the leaders of the world’s major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and host South Africa.

This year’s summit will focus on development across Africa.

CGTN’s Wu Guoxiu filed this report.

One of the themes of this year’s summit is development and advancement of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). This year also represents a decade of BRICS cooperation. The bloc has sought out academics and youth to join in discussions and said it’s seeking “inclusive” growth.

Paolo Von Schirach talks growth and shared prosperity among the BRICS countries

CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Paolo Von Schirach about the 10th BRICS summit. He’s the president of the Global Policy Institute, a think-tank in Washington, D.C.