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BRICS meet: China says members expected to rally against protectionism

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto is set to be in China to discuss trade and investment

Reuters  |  Xiamen, China 

A meeting of the BRICS group of emerging economies is expected to rally against trade protectionism, China's vice trade minister said on Sunday, the first day of the summit in southeastern China. The heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will gather in the city of Xiamen through Tuesday, giving China as host its latest chance to position itself as a bulwark of globalisation in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda. BRICS leaders will be joined by observer countries Thailand, Mexico, Egypt, Guinea and ...

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First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 12:25 IST