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Impetus to BRICS Development: A Chinese Perspective

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Conference Paper


This paper will examine the development of the BRIC/S (Brazil, Russia, India, China and now plus South Africa) cooperation mechanism and the impetus behind this development from a Chinese perspective. The BRICS started as a concept in the global economic development, and it only took it less than ten years to complete its transformation from a pure concept into a real cooperation mechanism. Today the BRICS mechanism is still undergoing further developments at an amazing speed. Why has this concept been embraced by these countries with such enthusiasm? This paper will attempt to find the answers by analyzing the development stages of the BRICS and identifying forces behind the development of the BRICS. As the leading country in the BRICS mechanism, China plays a key role in its development. Why would China care? This paper will place the BRICS mechanism in the Chinese diplomatic strategy and diplomatic culture to understand the issue. The paper will conclude by addressing the outlook and challenges faced by the BRICS.

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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

Publication Details

An earlier work on the same theme may be read at: Cui, Yue (2012) "Why the BRICS?: A Chinese view," Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies: Vol. 10: Iss. 1, Article 4.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cm/vol10/iss1/4

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