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Jokowi between BRICS and a hard place

Canberra | Mon, September 4, 2017 | 10:26 am
Jokowi between BRICS and a hard place President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inspects officers during the National Police anniversary ceremony at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Monday. (Kompas.com/Garry Andrew Lotulung)

PREMIUM This year, China holds the presidency of BRICS, the cooperation forum of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. China hosts the group’s annual summit Sept. 3-5 in Xiamen. One item on the agenda of the meeting is “BRICS-plus,” an expansion of the group. In March Chinese representatives mentioned 11 countries as possible new members. They also talked up the prospect of B...

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