China to host next BRICS summit in resort city of Xiamen

Xiamen, also historically known as Amoy, is a major resort city in Fujian Province on the Taiwan Strait, where the next BRICS summit will be hosted.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published: October 17, 2016 9:22 pm
Goa BRICS summit 2016, China, Xhina Brics, Xi jinping, 8th brics summit, news, latest news, China news, next brics summit, world news, international news, India news, national news Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China’s emphasis would be implementation of commitments from previous summits. (source: AP)

China will host the ninth BRICS annual summit in the southeastern coastal city of Xiamen in September next year as it takes the rotating chair of the influential bloc. Chinese President Xi Jinping made the announcement on October 16 during a small gathering prior to the main conference of the 8th summit in Goa, and expressed his intention to open a new chapter for BRICS in the following year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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Xi said that China’s emphasis would be implementation of commitments from previous summits. Xiamen, also historically known as Amoy, is a major resort city in Fujian Province on the Taiwan Strait.

The city is well known for its amiable climate, Hoklo influence and picturesque scenery. It was ranked as China’s “most romantic leisure city” in 2011, state-run Global Times reported.

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