December 24th, 2010
Reuters: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said BRIC has accepted South Africa as a full member of the group, which currently includes Brazil, Russia, India and China, according to Xinhua, which was monitored in Johannesburg. Follow up:
Follow up:China, South Africa's largest trading partner, will invite South African President Jacob Zuma to attend a summit of BRIC leaders that Beijing will host next year, it said. South Africa is the world's 31st-largest economy, according to World Bank data for 2009 and is less than a quarter the size of the smallest BRIC economy, Russia. Read more.....
Hat tip to slowsmile at Raging Debate.