China issues commemorative stamps for BRICS Summit

XIAMEN – China Post issued a stamp on Saturday to commemorate the BRICS Summit in Xiamen of East China’s Fujian province.

The stamp bears logo of the summit as well as the letters “BRICS” and “2017 China”. It also shows the scenic Gulangyu island, which was included into the UNESCO list last month, as well as other iconic sites of Xiamen like Xiamen University.

“It shows the features of Xiamen,” said Zhang Zhijun with the Xiamen branch of China Post. “With the sea we would like to imply that the summit is a new starting point for the countries to sail into a bright future.”

Philatelist can buy eight-stamp sheets or individual stamps. The small sheet is made of silk, with a panorama picture of Gulangyu island by a local photographer Zhu Qingfu.

Price of one stamp is 1.2 yuan (about 18 cents).

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will meet in Xiamen in early September for the 9th BRICS Summit.

China previously has also issued stamps for the G20 Hangzhou Summit and the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

– China Daily/RepubHub

BRICS Journal TV: 2016 BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition in India

BRICS Journal sets the scene at the Inaugral BRICS Journal Trade Fair and Exhibition that kicked off in New Delhi, India on 12 October 2016. We chat to Executive Chairman of BRICS Journal, Sthe Mabanga, as well as KZN MEC of Economic Development, Sihle Zikalala and other participants.

We also take a walk through the South African Pavillion at the Trade Fair

Location: Pragati Maidan


8th BRICS Summit

The 8th BRICS Summit will be held at the Indian state of Goa. In February 2016, India assuemd chairmanship of BRICS. External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj said that this year’s emphasis during its chairmanship will be institution building, implementation of previous commitments flowing from the past Summits, and exploring synergies among the existing mechanisms.

A series of events, such as Under-17 Football Tournament, BRICS Film Festival, BRICS Wellness Forum, BRICS Youth Forum, Young Diplomat’s Forum, BRICS Trade Fair and BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave will be hosted across India. This, according to Swaraj will create an occasion for BRICS partners to visit different cities of India. Meanwhile, the National Development Bank approved its first set of laons of $811 million that were disbursed to the BRICS countries in April 2016. The projects within these countries are in the renewal energy development sphere.