BRICS Developments, September 18th, 2014
September 18, 2014 • 9:36AM

President Xi Urges "an Asian Century of Prosperity and Renewal"

Prior to his arrival on a three-day (Sept. 17-19) visit to India, China's President Xi Jinping, in an article on Sept. 17 in the Indian daily, "The Hindu," urged China and India to join hands to build what he called an Asian century of prosperity and renewal.

Argentina and Russia Map Out Credit Agreements for Joint Projects

In the context of the XI Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Mission for Bilateral Economic Cooperation that met in Moscow Sept. 15-17, Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi met with the heads of Russia's Eximbank, Gazprombank, and Vnesheconobank, to work out financing and credit arrangements that will channel credit into energy, trade, and other projects in Argentina.

Guyanese President Hails Chinese Cooperation with Ibero-America, Caribbean

In an interview published by China's Xinhua agency August 11, Guyanese President Donald Ramotar pointed to the "extremely important" relationship forged between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Nations (Celac) and China, which will be concretized in the formal creation of the China-Celac Forum in Bejing later this year.

Chile's Capital will Host "China Week" Sept. 24-26

Between Sept. 24-26, Chile's capital of Santiago will host "China Week," to include a variety of activities at various locations in the city to acquaint Chileans with aspects of Chinese culture, economy and foreign relations.

BRICS: Russia, China Escalate Support for Zimbabwe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Harare two days ago to participate in the commissioning of a $3 billion platinum mining project at Darwendale, just north of Harare, expected to become Zimbabwe's largest platinum mining project.

Belgian Political Leaders Sign Agora Erasmus Call To Back Argentina's Fight Against Vulture Funds

An impressive group of Belgian political leaders have signed a call for solidarity with Argentina's fight against the vulture funds, which was initiated by Agora Erasmus, the LaRouche movement in Belgium. The initial signers include two members of the European Parliament, five members of the House of Representatives, and one Senator, joined by Guy-Patrice Lumumba, today the president of the Friends of Lumumba Circle and son of the assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba.

The statement warns of the danger that such scandalous practices as are now being wielded against Argentina, could become commonplace in Europe in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the European Commission and the United States.