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- E-commerce to be key field of BRICS trade cooperationE-commerce is expected to become a key field on the cooperation agenda of BRICS countries, which are looking for collective ways to deepen economic interconnectivity at the upcoming annual summit, Zhang Shaogang, director-general of International Economic and Trade Affairs of Chinese Commerce Ministry, said at a press briefing.
- China's first seven months of foreign trade volume with BRICS countries up 32.9 pctAccording to customs statistics, China's total foreign trade volume with other BRICS countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa, reached 1.15 trillion yuan ($174.7 billion) in the first seven months of this year, up 32.9 percent year-on-year.
- China calls for deeper BRICS cooperation amid rising protectionismThe Chinese government on Wednesday announced Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair the 9th BRICS Summit that is set to be held in southeast China's coastal city of Xiamen from September 3 to 5. The theme of the meeting is: "BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future".
- BRICS cooperation still has promising future: People's DailyBRICS cooperation still has a promising future given its significant contribution to the world economy and an ever-improving cooperation mechanism, despite pessimistic voices from some Western media, People's Daily reported on Aug. 30.
- BRICS summit forges path for new decadeThis summit marks the beginning of another decade for the BRICS mechanism. It was initially established to help member states face common issues relating to development, overcome similar disadvantaged positions in international economic and political systems formed by Western countries, and help member states gradually reform these systems and play a greater role in global governance.
- BRICS can be new global growth engineThe BRICS summit will be held in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province next week. The meeting holds particular importance as to whether this mechanism representing developing countries can become key to promoting globalization and win developing countries more discourse power in global governance.