Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pose for a photo prior to a BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28. Photo: AP
Sergey Lavrov
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Sergey Lavrov

The BRICS countries are building the blocks of a fair, multipolar world

  • The BRICS bloc has the capacity to play a stabilising role in global affairs, at a time when multilateral values are under siege and trade chaos reign. Already, the five countries account for almost a third of global GDP

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pose for a photo prior to a BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28. Photo: AP
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Anti-government protesters wave American flags during their rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 26. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Andrew Sheng
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Andrew Sheng

Hong Kong’s protests are part of the new great power conflict, but Chile’s are not. It’s all about the ‘rimland’

  • For decades, the US dominated coastal areas needed to contain great power rivals, but this is now under threat
  • Hong Kong is one such area, and the protesters are inserting themselves into this conflict by calling for US support

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Anti-government protesters wave American flags during their rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 26. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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