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Beijing advocates ambitious Brics agenda

The bloc is helping to drive what could be the first period of sustained movement towards greater global income equality for two centuries.

Chinese workers at an aluminium production plant in Huaibei. The collective economic growth and very large populations of India and China, in particular, have lifted a massive number of people out of poverty.

PRESIDENTS and prime ministers from the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are meeting in Xiamen for the group's 9th annual summit. The session - which comes soon after a significant security spat between China and India which chilled bilateral ties - sees Egypt, Kenya,...