China Photo of the Day: Bottoms Up, BRICS!

Xi Jinping's first foreign trip as China's president sees him re-affirming ties with fellow emerging markets.
More
zumapeng.jpgSiphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

China's glamorous First Lady Peng Liyuan (right) shares a toast with South Africa President Jacob Zuma (left), during a summit of the five emerging-market "BRICS" countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. For Peng's husband, Chinese President Xi Jinping, the summit marks the pinnacle of his well-publicized first foreign trip as president. Peng, for her part, has already emerged as China's most visible First Lady in decades as well as one who, owing to a successful singing career, was until recently better-known in the country than her husband.

On Tuesday, Graham Allison argued that China doesn't belong in the BRICS, and that a more apt acronym for the four rump countries would be "RIBS". Should this schism ever come to light, President Zuma will have to find a new drinking partner ...

Jump to comments

Matt Schiavenza is a former associate editor at The Atlantic

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Death of Film: After Hollywood Goes Digital, What Happens to Movies?

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in China

Just In