China urges Brics to become geopolitical rival to G7

China will push the BRICS bloc of emerging markets to become a full-scale rival to the G7 this week.

  • During the G7, leaders from across the developing world gather to debate the forum’s biggest expansion in more than a decade.
  • President Vladimir Putin will not join other BRICS leaders in Johannesburg. This will spare Pretoria from having to carry out its legal obligation to arrest the Russian leader after the International Criminal Court indicted him over war in Ukraine.

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