Abstract : BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution innovation center was launched in the Chinese city of Xiamen on Tuesday, as proposed during the 12th BRICS Summit in mid-November.
XIAMEN, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) — BRICS Partnership on New Industrial
Revolution innovation center was launched in the Chinese city of Xiamen
on Tuesday, as proposed during the 12th BRICS Summit in mid-November.
“The innovation center will provide a foothold for BRICS countries to
make use of technological innovation and digital transformation brought
by the new industrial revolution,” said Guo Yezhou, president of the
China Council for BRICS Think-tank Cooperation.
The far-reaching repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have become
an unexpected accelerator of the digital transformation, said Li Yong,
director general of the United Nations Industrial Development
Organization, via video link, at a BRICS forum in Xiamen to mark the
Speaking on the sidelines of the forum, Anil Kishora, vice-president
and chief risk officer of the New Development Bank, said the center will
help BRICS countries pool ideas on how to best use technologies,
including AI, big data and blockchain.
“The initiative to set up the center in Xiamen marks the beginning of
a remarkable journey that will nurture the team spirit among BRICS
economies, and develop common approaches in the face of universal
challenges,” said Kishora.
The BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa, are home to over 40 percent of the world population and about
one-fourth of the world economy. Enditem
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