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Chinese Scholars: BRICS Is All About Confronting the West

Many Chinese scholars have weighed in on this week’s BRICS summit, and the framing of the discussion on Chinese-language platforms is revealing.

Commentators tend to see the bloc’s importance as mostly lying in how it directly confronts Western global primacy. This stands in contrast to the ideas that BRICS represents the collective concerns of emerging economies or functions as an elite club of regional powers, viewpoints embraced by some other BRICS members.

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