Xi attends BRICS summit via video link

BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday attended the 12th BRICS summit in Beijing via video link.

The national flags of BRICS, Xiamen, China, Sept. 7, 2017. (File Photo: VCG)

The meeting was hosted by Russia, which holds the rotating BRICS presidency this year.

BRICS is the acronym for an emerging-market bloc that groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.