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BRICS Opinion

Mohamed Kouta

Our grief for Egypt’s Copts is not enough

National disunity has created the fertile ground necessary to breed the terrorists responsible for the bombings.


Danielle Ryan

Trump’s short-term popularity boost over Syria could turn into a long-term nightmare

With the Syria airstrikes, Trump has painted himself into a corner, writes Ryan.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

Clash of the Titans? Trump to meet Xi

How China and the US agree - or disagree - on handling North Korea will determine the scope of their future ties.


Bongani Mbindwane

South Africa’s Opposition See Eye to Eye with Trump

The official opposition in South Africa seems to be aligning its diplomatic politics with the new American president Donald Trump over Taiwan and Israel.


Shaheli Das

China-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Demystifying the Relationship

Sino-Brazil ties shifted from merely upgraded economic and military cooperation to a partnership that has imperative global implications, writes Shaheli Das.

BRICS News

Stop interfering in Hong Kong: China tells EU

Stop interfering in Hong Kong: China tells EU

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hong Kong in July.

China launches first indigenous aircraft carrier

China launches first indigenous aircraft carrier

Beijing could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years, the Pentagon said in a 2015 report.

China seeks to be car maker powerhouse

China seeks to be car maker powerhouse

A growing Chinese middle class and affordability of locally manufactured cars has helped domestic sales.

China to overhaul economic laws

China to overhaul economic laws

Since economic conditions have changed in the past decades, some of the existing standards are out of date.

After Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” order, IMF drops anti-protectionism pledge

After Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” order, IMF drops anti-protectionism pledge

On Saturday, the IMF also warned of heightened political and policy uncertainties.

Pharma, energy cooperation to be announced during Abe’s Russia trip

Pharma, energy cooperation to be announced during Abe’s Russia trip

Russia and Japan are expected to sign agreements on the implementation of about 20 joint projects.

In-Depth

Larger maize harvest will boost South Africa’s economic growth - Agbiz

Agbiz expects the rate of food inflation to decrease significantly, especially from the third quarter onward.




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Q&A

UN to increase cooperation with China

Xi is set to attend the World Economic Forum, making him the first Chinese head of state to do so.

Q&A: The Syrian humanitarian crisis

Aleppo is just the place from where we can start the conversation and, hopefully, extend it to every place where civilians are at risk.

Inside Track

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Meanwhile, 2016 was declared the hottest year on record since measurements were taken in 1880.

BRICS Social

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.

BRICS Business

China seeks to be car maker powerhouse

China seeks to be car maker powerhouse

A growing Chinese middle class and affordability of locally manufactured cars has helped domestic sales.

China to overhaul economic laws

China to overhaul economic laws

Since economic conditions have changed in the past decades, some of the existing standards are out of date.

After Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” order, IMF drops anti-protectionism pledge

After Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” order, IMF drops anti-protectionism pledge

On Saturday, the IMF also warned of heightened political and policy uncertainties.

World News

ECB keeps policies steady amid political worries in Europe

There are worries that a victory for far right Le Pen would see the eurozone unravel.

Analysis: Trump ups pressure on Iran

Iran has the US between Iraq and a hard place in the Middle East.

China, US probe range of options on N Korea

The US says tensions have come to a head and that it is working with China and other allies to pressure Pyongyang.

China, Egypt endorse One Belt Silk Road project

Egypt is an important partner in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior Chinese official said in Cairo.