The BRICS group is still young as an organization, but has already proven its effectiveness. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multipolar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.
The potential Sino-American economic confrontation under Donald Trump will prompt China to make the New Silk Road a cornerstone of its economic strategy, Russian expert on Chinese affairs Nikolay Vavilov noted
President Jacob Zuma has returned to Pretoria after concluding a successful working visit to Goa in India, where together with Leaders at the 8th BRICS Summit, South Africa committed to building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions to the world economic challenges
At the BRICS summit over the weekend, the BRICS nations looked for ways to boost trade among their developing economies. Given the challenges each of them faces domestically, how will this bloc keep its allure? As the last member to be included in it, what is the role of South Africa? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Professor Godfrey Netswera, director of the South African BRICS Think Tank based in Johannesburg, over these issues