The Heat: BRICS leaders meet amid global challenges

The Heat

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met virtually in Beijing for the 14th BRICS summit.

Together they account for more than 40% of the world’s population, contributing nearly a quarter of global GDP and 18% to world trade. The gathering took place as the world grapples with a multitude of challenges. CGTN’s Tang Bo reports from Beijing.

To discuss:

  • Ebrahim Rasool served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States and founded the World for All Foundation.
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is the Times of India’s foreign editor and U.S. bureau chief.
  • Jose Roberto de Toledo is an online editor and political columnist for Piaui Magazine.
  • Victor Gao is a chair professor at Soochow University and vice president of the Center for China and Globalization.

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