Saturday, September 2, 2017

BRICS summit 2017: Security tightened in China’s Xiamen

http://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/brics-summit-2017-security-tightened-in-chinas-xiamen/837989/



Ahead of the BRICS summit, security has been tightened and all preparations have been made for the biggest international event to be hosted by Chinese coastal city of Xiamen form September 3 to 5.

By: ANI | Beijing | Published: September 2, 2017 4:52 PM

The high-profile leaders who are landing at Xiamen Gaoqi international airport, southeast China's coastal Fujian province can notice that there is an important event in the offing. (Reuters)

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Ahead of the BRICS summit, security has been tightened and all preparations have been made for the biggest international event to be hosted by Chinese coastal city of Xiamen form September 3 to 5. Xiamen is ready to host the ninth BRICS Summit as China holds the rotating chair of the emerging market bloc this year.Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair BRICS Summit in Xiamen from September 3 to 5 and is expected to pitch for building stronger partnerships within and beyond the five BRICS countries.

The high-profile leaders who are landing at Xiamen Gaoqi international airport, southeast China’s coastal Fujian province can notice that there is an important event in the offing. Banners of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa related to the BRICS economic bloc summit are already fluttering in the hallways of the Xiamen Gaoqi international airport in southeast China’s coastal Fujian province.

The red banners carry the message, “Welcome to BRICS summit” both in English and Chinese. Xiamen is a tourist resort on the southeast coast of China, is known for its mild climate and beautiful scenery. It is one of the four international shipping centers in China.

According to China’s Belt and Road Initiative blueprint, Xiamen is set to become the strategic pivot city of the 21st century Maritime Silk Road. With China (Xiamen)-Europe freight trains running along the Silk Road Economic Belt across Eurasia, Xiamen is conveniently connected to the Polish city of Lodz, the gateway to Eastern Europe, thus linking the Maritime Silk Road with the On-land Silk Route, China daily reported.

The 9th BRICS summit would be held under the theme “BRICS: Stronger partnership for a brighter future.”The BRICS summit’s main venue will be the Xiamen international conference and exhibition centre. The Xiamen CPC official said a 15,000-square-metre working area has been allocated to the media at the Xiamen international conference and exhibition centre. It has 15 functional areas, including public signals, satellite transmission and a special cafeteria to remain open round the clock.

The logo brings out the theme of the summit; “BRICS: Stronger partnership for a brighter future”.At the bottom are the words in English; “BRICS 2017 CHINA” and a red seal highlighting China’s BRICS chair for 2017. The seal is engraved in Dazhuan, an ancient Chinese calligraphic style, giving the logo a traditional Chinese cultural touch, Chinese state media reported


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