MOSCOW, 23 APR – RIA Novosti. Relations between the US and China become the main axis of world politics, for the BRICS this situation creates the risk of internal divisions: the US is already trying to involve India into a confrontation with Beijing over time, they can connect Brazil and South Africa, says the report of experts of the International discussion club “Valdai” “BRICS and the pandemic of rivalry.”
the Valdai club in the year of chairmanship of Russia in BRICS analyzed the potential of cooperation within the group during and after the pandemic.
“relations between the US and China become the main axis of world politics in the first half of the XXI century, which actualizes the question of the role of other BRICS countries. For the BRICS this situation creates, above all, the risk of internal splits. The US is already trying to involve India in confrontation with China, over time they can connect Brazil and South Africa,” reads the report.
they predict that the fight will be in the technological sphere, which is dominated by two platforms – American and Chinese. “If, for example, one of the BRICS countries will make a choice in favor of the American platform and impose restrictions for Chinese manufacturers, the response of China be extremely painful and will follow immediately,” – warn the analysts.
the experts of the Valdai club believe that “the BRICS group in any case should not be dragged into gaining momentum tracks the confrontation between U.S.–China and U.S.-Russia”. “The pandemic has become another platform for political competition: none of the typical mechanisms (sanctions, trade and information war, the arms race) was not incapacitated,” – noted in their report.
BRICS includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 2020 – the period of Russian presidency in the group.