'No nuclear deals for SA yet' - Cyril Ramaphosa

President Edgar Lungu and Russia’s Vladimir Putin Meeting

President Edgar Lungu and Russia’s Vladimir Putin Meeting

China's President Xi Jinping Wednesday opened BRICS summit of emerging economies in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, with a warning that the world is facing a choice between cooperation or confrontation. BRICS as a block is of strategic importance in the current global environment that we find ourselves in today.

Xi's support for global governance follows years of disregard for the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, considered the world's most prestigious judicial body for disputes between states.

How China uses the many geopolitical instruments at its disposal will matter a great deal to the other BRICS countries, because they will have to adapt their national strategies to China's own "outside options".

"We are concerned by the rise in unilateral measures that are incompatible with World Trade Organization rules and are anxious about the impact of these measures, especially on developing countries".

Mr Trump has said he is ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports, complaining that China's trade surplus with the USA is due to unfair currency manipulation.

The agreement between Zuma's government and Russian Federation was signed in 2014. The initial intervention was that we would do close to 10,000 megawatts (MW).

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He also noted that South Africa has surplus energy at the moment, so the nuclear build project is off the table at least for now.

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged fellow leaders of the BRICS emerging economies to "reject protectionism outright" on Thursday during their annual summit in which the United States is being criticized for escalating tariffs on foreign goods.

Xi will actively seek further engagement with Russian Federation in a bid to build a coalition against the U.S.in the ensuing China-U.S. trade war, according to an unnamed Chinese official quoted by Bowen Media. The institution is open to developing and developed countries alike, and China is at its center.

"We can neither ignore nor take for granted the reality that is the 4th industrial revolution and the impact that it will have on the global economy", said President Ramaphosa earlier on Friday. Each is committed to reforming the worldwide system, and to building a more multipolar world; but they have not necessarily reached a consensus about what a new order should look like.

Tomorrow, President Lungu will be among several African leaders that will attend the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit outreach dialogue session in Johannesburg. This could entail a greater focus on Africa within BRICS.

Diko said Ramaphosa noted that South Africa's hard economic situation means the nuclear deal can't go forward.

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