Hello and welcome to the 31st issue of Beijing Review.
Cover Designed by Cui Xiaodong
Chorus of the Global South is about how BRICS nations are speaking as one in support of free trade and inclusive growth. Members attending the three-day summit in South Africa remain resolute in rejecting protectionism and unilateralism and agreed to jointly steer the global economy toward greater openness, inclusiveness and balanced growth to benefit everyone.
Long-Distance Relationships looks at recent state visits by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Africa and the Middle East. The five-nation trip cemented China’s role as an important participant in global governance and deepened cooperation and multilateral ties with the United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and Mauritius.
From Waste to Wealth is about how China can combat the growth of urban waste with the development of waste-to-energy plants. Instead of putting domestic garbage into landfills, Chinese companies are developing waste incinerators that are more efficient, green and economical in treating waste and generating power.
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