Special Coverage >> Channel

State Visits

No alarm for US as China, Venezuela cement ties
It is unwise and regrettable for the United States to reckon that China, with its expanding engagement with Venezuela, is harboring the intention to instigate the country's confrontation with Washington or to fan up the flames of anti-US sentiment across the continent.

Xi's visit to Venezuela epitomizes 40 years of fruitful ties
"It is fair to say that the China-Venezuela relationship is now at its best in history. Their comprehensive cooperation has been expanded to every aspect of social life," said Chinese Ambassador to Venezuela Zhao Rongxian.

Severino Cabral, director of the Brazilian Institute for China and Asia-Pacific Studies
I believe the future of Brazil-China ties will be brilliant, because they are two of the largest emerging countries, and certainly two champions of peace and global stability that concur to defend the principles of respect and sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Not a zero-sum game for China, US in Latin America
The growing economic and trade ties might boost China's influence in Latin America, but that influence does not necessarily come at the cost of US interests.

Shen Yun'ao, former Chinese Ambassador to Brazil and Argentina
Latin America has been an important factor in maintaining world peace and development. It shares a lot in common with China in terms of safeguarding national sovereignty, developing economic cooperation, and seeking a new global political and economic order.

Xu Yicong, former Chinese ambassador to Ecuador, Cuba and Argentina
The opportunities for developing the China-Latin America friendly cooperation are vast, yet with much room for improvement, which requires the joint efforts from both leaders…Xi's trip to Latin America will give a direct push to the mutually-beneficial and win-win cooperation between the two sides.

The Sixth BRICS Summit

Inclusive growth: sustainable solutions

 Chinese President Xi Jinping
 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
 Russian President Vladimir Putin
 South African President Jacob Zuma
 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Global governance
Peace and security
Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA)
New Development Bank (NDB)

Related News:
BRICS set to launch development bank


A Fortaleza Declaration
An agreement on currency reserves pool

BRICS bank helps stabilize global order
With a different shareholding structure and operation model from the World Bank and the IMF, the BRICS-led development bank and the reserve fund better embody democracy, which will attract more countries to join in, thus injecting an element of healthy competition among financial institutions.

BRICS evolution caters to emerging states
The NDB is supplementary to the international financial system, while it also brings in competition, which Western vested interest groups are quite uneasy about.

Bright prospects for BRICS cooperation
To improve trade and economic cooperation, the BRICS countries should further increasetwo-way investment. China's investment in its BRICS partners has expanded toinfrastructure, manufacturing and other fields. As an important force in boostingemployment, Chinese investment plays an active role in cooperation among BRICScountries and in economic growth throughout Latin America.

Is BRICS really in decline?
The international community generally believes that the BRICS countries are an important engine for global economic growth in a post-crisis world and are changing the map of wealth creation.

The BRICS countries still have a sound fundamental aspect of their economies, possess sufficient macroeconomic policy tools and enjoy great potential for future growth, observers say.

Wu Changsheng, director of the Latin American study center under the China Foundation for International Studies
The two visits cover most major countries in the region and will advance development of ties between China and the region in a more comprehensive and balanced manner.

China and the countries to be visited are all developing countries, and they also constitute important global emerging powers.

Li Jianmin, a research fellow of Russian studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Over the past few years, various international issues keep popping up, posing challenges to BRICS as well as each member state. It is very important to summarize the past experience and lessons, and plan the developing framework for the future.

With the development of cooperation among BRICS nations and the increase of its economic strength, BRICS should become a strategic cooperative mechanism of greater binding power.

Fan Yongming, director of the Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University
From a medium and long-term perspective, BRICS countries have enjoyed advantages in terms of demography, resources and markets compared to their developed peers.