Riding the Tiger: how South Africa could take advantage of China’s plan for a multi-polar world order

Brics meetingRIA-899737-Preview.jpg.1000x297x1The dust has just about settled on the BRICS conference in Durban and there has being a great deal of analysis published on the potential and limitations of the BRICS.  In this policy briefing for the South African Foreign Policy Initiative, Steven Kuo focuses on understanding China’s motivations for BRICS and the rationale for extending the club membership to South Africa. He argues that by correctly assessing China’s strategic motivations and limitations, Pretoria can better conduct its diplomacy and extract greater concessions from China.

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