November 14, 2019

BRICS leaders speak out against protectionism

The leaders of the world’s major emerging economies wrapped up a two-day summit in Brazil Thursday. The culmination was the signing of a lengthy declaration focused on the importance of mechanisms to allow the nations of the world to better work together.

September 4, 2017

This is what BRICS nations look like

BRICS nations represent close to a quarter of the world’s nominal GDP. Here’s a look at data covering a range of measurements that show the similarities and differences among BRICS nations.

July 16, 2017

China, India border dispute hits 30-day mark

A border stand-off between China and India has now entered its second month. Both sides have vowed to resolve the conflict diplomatically. But some are saying this war of words could escalate into a battle on the border.

March 21, 2016

Chinese wedding gowns are in fashion again

The fashion of hand-embroidered special-occasion dresses, like traditional Chinese gowns like Qipao and Guapao, is having a sort of revival in the China market, thanks to firms such as Tengxun Bridal and, in a sense, the Chinese first lady.

The Heat: Xi Jinping's year of foreign policy
December 16, 2015

The Heat: Xi Jinping’s year of foreign policy

2015 has been a busy year for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Handshakes sealed multi-billion dollar deals, but what are the highlights that reflect a change in China’s foreign policy? And what are the reasons behind the shift?

October 12, 2015

China strives to reduce poverty

China’s ongoing efforts in reducing poverty and developing poor rural areas are reportedly working. “By the end of 2013, China managed to cut the poverty population by 16.5 million and the figure for 2014 is 12.32 million,”a Chinese official cited figures at a press conference in […]

October 8, 2015

BRICS countries facing economic crisis

When the acronym BRIC was coined in 2001, Brazil, Russia, India and China were just entering periods of significant growth and prosperity. When South Africa joined in 2010 to form the group BRICS, the world economy was in crisis, but these emerging markets were still […]

July 21, 2015

New Development Bank starts business in Shanghai

A new bank that will focus on developing countries is open in China’s economic hub, Shanghai. The New Development Bank or NDB is backed by the BRICS group of emerging economic powers – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The bloc pledges to facilitate […]

July 10, 2015

The Heat: What the BRICS and SCO summits mean for Eurasia

This week, twin historic meetings in Ufa, Russia. The BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summits are being held. BRICS leaders established a new Development Bank and the SCO, which has never accepted a new member since it began, is looking at adding two countries […]

July 8, 2015

Russia, China to overcome difficulties together

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeting world leaders who have flown to central Russia for a BRICS summit of emerging economies which begins on Thursday. In need of foreign investment to help its worsening economy, Putin met with China’s President Xi Jinping and spoke about […]