BRICS summit in Johannesburg
China International Radio History was made in Johannesburg this August. The BRICS summit was held in Africa for the third time and the leaders of China and Africa met in person after five years. Together, they contributed to building a new consensus on SouthSouth cooperation, forming a highlevel community with a shared future between China and Africa, and bringing positive energy to peace and development.
A new starting point for BRICS cooperation The BRICS countries began the expansion process based on a consensus last year, during China’s presidency of the mechanism. The summit in South Africa announced an invitation to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Iran and Ethiopia to join the BRICS family as official members.
It is a historic moment in the development of the BRICS countries. It is a new starting point for BRICS cooperation. From five to eleven countries, the BRICS family has more members, greater geographical representation and more room for cooperation. It will more effectively promote global multipolarization and the democratization of international relations, help create fairer and more equitable global politicaleconomic governance structures, and strengthen the representation and voice of emerging and developing countries in international affairs.
A new chapter for the Global South BRICS emerged in the historical trend of the collective rise of emerging and developing countries and is an important platform of solidarity and cooperation for developing countries. Its strengthening is welcomed by the vast majority of countries. However, certain countries obsessed with the Cold War mentality despise BRICS cooperation and seek to divide them. However, the presence of more than 60 heads of state and government from African countries, emerging and developing countries at the summit in South Africa shows that BRICS cooperation remains attractive and inspiring and represents a clear answer to the noise and defamation.
With the incessant emergence of turmoil, transformations, risks and challenges in today’s world, the collectively awakened developing world feels a growing desire to strive for unity and progress and to resist external interference. The powerful development of BRICS contributes to expanding the platform of SouthSouth cooperation, strengthening forces defending peace and expanding the global front for justice. It is another important milestone in the solidarity and cooperation of developing countries. It will further strengthen the representation and voice of the Global South in global governance and enhance the Global South’s confidence in achieving development through unity.
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A new horizon for global modernization Who is the real friend? Who is the real partner? Emphasizing that China always breathes the same air and shares the same fate with developing countries, President Xi Jinping emphasized that China is, is and always will be one of the developing countries.
This solemn declaration was fully reflected in ChinaAfrica relations. Over the past decade, China has contributed to the construction of more than 6,000 kilometers of railways, more than 6,000 kilometers of roads and more than 80 major power plants. These concrete measures prove that China is a reliable friend of Africa and a companion to Africa on the path to modernization.
This time, China announced in Johannesburg that it would set up a special fund to implement the IDG to ensure that no country is left behind in the process of global modernization. He presented three practical proposals at the ChinaAfrica Leaders’ Dialogue, namely the Africa Industrialization Support Initiative, the Chinese Support Plan for African Agricultural Modernization and the ChinaAfrica Talent Development Cooperation Plan, with the aim of supporting Africa to modernize Fast lane. African leaders expressed their strong support for the Global Development Initiative (GDI), the Global Security Initiative (ISG) and the Global Civilization Initiative (GCI), all put forward by China, and reiterated their commitment to continue one promote highquality joint Belt and Road cooperation. All this is evidence of China and Africa’s firm determination to advance modernization hand in hand.
An African proverb says: “If you want to go quickly, go alone; If you want to go far, go in a group.” In the future, the big BRICS family will continue to work together to expand the “BRICS Plus” model, face common challenges with a common sense of mission, a better future with common goals to move forward together on the path to modernization and to write the new chapter. Striving for development through solidarity and cooperation between emerging and developing countries.