(A Closer Look at China) Why the BRICS "see real gold with fire", Xi Jinping pointed out the topic of building a high-quality partnership

  China News Agency, Beijing, June 24 (Reporter Huang Yuqin) "The wind knows the grass, and the fire sees the real gold" is a traditional Chinese proverb.

In the political and economic map of the world, the BRICS countries are not light.

When the century-old changes are superimposed on the epidemic of the century, how the BRICS countries make choices at the crossroads of history and how to see "true gold" in the "fire" has become a must-answer question.

  When presiding over the BRICS leaders' meeting in Xiamen in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out, "Without the participation of our five countries, many major and urgent global issues cannot be effectively resolved." During the four meetings, Xi Jinping mentioned the old saying "fire sees real gold" when discussing the development of the BRICS countries, and gave the answer to the BRICS countries' answer to this must-answer question - building high-quality partnerships.

  It is found that the expression of high-quality BRICS partnership was clearly stated by Xi Jinping during his phone call with South African President Ramaphosa in March this year, and this has also become a key point in the BRICS "China Year" leaders' meeting. subject heading.

  In the eyes of the outside world, whether it is looking back at the past or looking forward to the future together, it is the right time for the BRICS countries to build a high-quality partnership.

"The fruitful results of BRICS cooperation have laid the foundation for high-quality partnerships, and the practical challenges faced by the international community have heightened the necessity of building high-quality partnerships," said Chen Fengying, a researcher at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations.

  In fact, from an investment concept to an important platform for cooperation between emerging markets and developing countries, the BRICS has grown into "an important force that cannot be ignored on the international stage".

Looking around the world, "winds" and "fires" have become realistic and concrete at present. Challenges such as security dilemmas, recession worries, unilateral adverse currents, and governance deficits are emerging one after another. The BRICS countries urgently need to build a higher-quality partnership.

  And where is the high quality partnership?

  From proposing this concept to the formal occasion of the BRICS leaders' meeting, Xi Jinping has repeatedly explained "high quality", emphasizing that high-quality partnerships should be more "comprehensive, close, pragmatic and inclusive".

Some commentators pointed out that the above-mentioned characteristics are not only in line with the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation, but also reflect the changing characteristics of the BRICS countries' interactions over time.

  "Comprehensive is to emphasize the overall structure, closeness is the guarantee for enhancing mutual trust, pragmatism is the basis for supporting cooperation, and inclusiveness is the source of sustainable development." Zhu Tianxiang, director of the Institute of Political Security of the BRICS Institute of Sichuan International Studies University, said, "Golden Although the connotation of the high-quality BRICS partnership has its own emphasis, they all point out the direction for the BRICS cooperation to adapt to the changes of the times.”

  Judging from the results of the summit, the initiative of high-quality partnership has also triggered a "chorus" of BRICS countries.

In the "Beijing Declaration of the 14th BRICS Leaders' Meeting", the consensus of all parties reflects the idea of ​​"comprehensive, close, pragmatic and inclusive".

  For example, in the face of the delay and spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the "Declaration" emphasizes the establishment of closer cooperation between the BRICS health institutions; when the world economic recovery is sluggish, the "Declaration" encourages the BRICS countries to invest in infrastructure and cooperate between government and social capital. To carry out further cooperation in various aspects; uphold openness and inclusiveness, the Declaration supports the further promotion of BRICS peripheral dialogue and "BRICS+" cooperation, and promotes the process of BRICS membership expansion through discussions.

  Now, the BRICS is entering the second half of the second "Golden Decade".

If high-quality partnership is the goal, how to achieve, build this relationship and start a new journey, the guidance of the realistic path is indispensable.

In this regard, Xi Jinping put forward four proposals during the meeting: adhere to solidarity and solidarity, adhere to cooperative development, adhere to pioneering innovation, adhere to openness and inclusiveness.

  "The initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping has made clear the most urgent and priority direction for the BRICS countries to build high-quality partnerships." Guo Yanjun, director of the Institute of Asian Studies at the China Foreign Affairs University, said that in response to the reality of the international community and the BRICS China's initiative involving security, cooperation, innovation and inclusiveness provides effective solutions.

  The outside world has noticed that although the BRICS leaders' meeting is a "meeting in the cloud", the details of the protocol made by the Chinese side make the high-quality partnership more tangible, especially the design meaning of "drinking a cup of Chinese tea together". far-reaching.

Xi Jinping once talked about China's "harmonious but different" proposition from tea during a foreign visit.

In today's BRICS occasion, whether it is explaining the connotation of high-quality partnership or proposing specific practical paths, Xi Jinping also emphasizes the word "tolerance".

  Some comments pointed out that China's emphasis on "inclusiveness" in response to the "bad-mouthing" voices of a few countries that the BRICS is a "small circle" shows the essential difference between BRICS cooperation and bloc politics.

"The BRICS mechanism has been a product of multilateralism since its birth." Wang Lei, director of the BRICS Cooperation Center at Beijing Normal University, analyzed that through the "BRICS+" mechanism and the specific practice of BRICS expansion, the interaction between all parties has become more evident. Take an open rather than closed stance.

  In the face of endless global challenges, why the BRICS is not afraid of "fire" and "seeing real gold" in the test, the growing BRICS team is the key.

As Xi Jinping said, the introduction of fresh blood will bring new vitality to BRICS cooperation, and will also enhance the representation and influence of BRICS countries, "letting like-minded partners join the big BRICS family as soon as possible."

  Those who are willing to cooperate, do not take mountains and seas as far away.

Now, it's even more meaningful.

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