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BRICS Opinion

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.


Dr. Flavia Bustreo

The Building BRICS for a Healthier Future

BRICS commitment to improving their people's standard of living make them an important multilateral forum for encouraging global health cooperation.


He Yafei

Re-globalization Heralds an Emerging New World Order

Nations hijacked by domestic politics will become roadblocks in “reglobalization”, warns former Chinese cabinet minister.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

With Fidel Castro gone, the age of revolution ends

It wasn't US policy or presidential threats or the assassin's bullet that brought Fidel down - it was the inescapability of old age.

BRICS News

China: Smuggled ivory down by 80 per cent

China: Smuggled ivory down by 80 per cent

In October 2016, Chinese authorities renewed the ban on African ivory imports for three years

More Chinese provinces eradicate poverty

More Chinese provinces eradicate poverty

Some provinces use “e-commerce, financing, industry, relocation” and infrastructure improvement to tackle poverty.

China becomes Germany’s greatest trade partner

China becomes Germany’s greatest trade partner

Both agree on the importance of free trade and globalization, and strongly oppose protectionist policies.

China sets four goals for BRICS Summit

China sets four goals for BRICS Summit

BRICS members should exert maximum effort to maintain the openness of global economies, China says.

Churkin funeral to be held in Moscow Friday

Churkin funeral to be held in Moscow Friday

"He recognized the value of closer ties between our two countries," US ambassador Haley said of Churkin.

UN calls for urgent relief funds

UN calls for urgent relief funds

Guterres said that the UN agencies need about $4.4 billion before the end of March.

In-Depth

South Africa's State of the Nation Address fell into 'shameful theatrics'

Some fear that South Africa is becoming increasingly divided.




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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 becomes Germany’s greatest trade partner

China becomes Germany’s greatest trade partner

Both agree on the importance of free trade and globalization, and strongly oppose protectionist policies.

China sets four goals for BRICS Summit

China sets four goals for BRICS Summit

BRICS members should exert maximum effort to maintain the openness of global economies, China says.

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

"The Russian economy is now recovering after a nearly two-year-long recession," the ratings agency says.

World News

China: Smuggled ivory down by 80 per cent

In October 2016, Chinese authorities renewed the ban on African ivory imports for three years

China becomes Germany’s greatest trade partner

Both agree on the importance of free trade and globalization, and strongly oppose protectionist policies.

Churkin funeral to be held in Moscow Friday

"He recognized the value of closer ties between our two countries," US ambassador Haley said of Churkin.

UN calls for urgent relief funds

Guterres said that the UN agencies need about $4.4 billion before the end of March.