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For China, BRICS Is a Means to an End

Sep 2, 2017 | 12:57 GMT
The BRICS group -- made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and later South Africa -- were envisioned as a gang of the world's up-and-comers.

The BRICS group -- made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and later South Africa -- were envisioned as a gang of the world's up-and-comers.

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Once a group of equals, the association of five rapidly developing nations has evolved into a vehicle driven primarily by China. But as the economic powerhouse strives to use BRICS for its own advancement, there is an India-shaped roadblock in its path....

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