The C of the BRICS: China’s Role in the Consolidation of the Group


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Title The C of the BRICS: China’s Role in the Consolidation of the Group
La C de los BRICS: el rol de China en la consolidación del grupo
Creator Luna, Lina
Subject BRICS; China; world order.
BRICS; China; orden mundial.
Description The following article will address the strategic importance of the BRICS’ agreement for China, as well as the role China plays within the group. Firstly, it analyzes the development of the BRICS as a coalition of countries that, in the beginning, were united around a shared economic objective and then, over time, evolved to a point at which each member state was responding to their own strategic interest. Secondly, China is often an object of international criticism for its own development process, and this paper will address the benefit that China gains from the BRICS agreement. The agreement diffuses international tension, promotes cooperation among member states, and defends its development plans. Lastly, the paper argues that China should refrain from exerting a leadership role within the BRICS group, but rather should focus on serving as an agent for consolidation and cohesion among the group.
Este artículo busca revelar la importancia estratégica que tiene para China la plataforma BRICS de cooperación, así como el rol que le conviene ejercer dentro del grupo. Para esto, primero se analiza el proceso de conformación de los BRICS como una coalición de países que ya no responde necesariamente a las expectativas económicas que los unieron teóricamente, sino a decisiones estratégicas convenientes a cada uno de ellos. En segundo lugar, se explica cómo a China, que carga con el peso de una mirada crítica y desconfiada de la sociedad internacional hacia su proceso de desarrollo pacífico, le conviene la plataforma BRICS como una forma de dispersar la tensión internacional, así como un medio de cooperación complementario y útil a su plan de desarrollo. Por último, teniendo en cuenta la naturaleza del grupo BRICS, y la estrategia China frente al mismo, se destaca la importancia de que este país no ejerza un rol de líder dentro del grupo, mas sí un rol comprometido y proactivo que ayude a la consolidación del mismo.
Publisher Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date 2014-06-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source OASIS; Núm. 19 (2014): Enero-Junio; 53-66
Language spa
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