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International Education Institute organizes political studies


On the afternoon of December 16, the "Consensus and Disagreement in BRICS Countries: Analysis Based on Media Reports in Five Countries (2017-2020)" organized by the Party Branch of the International Education Institute, lectures on political learning (professional development direction) of teachers and students was held in the old teaching Building Room 223 started on time.


Zheng Hua, a professor of international relations at Shanghai JiaoTong University and a doctoral supervisor, has analyzed the media reports of the five BRIC countries in the past four years and has navigated the future development of students in the International Education Institute. The lecture was hosted by Professor Liu Dongfeng, Secretary of the Party Branch of the School of International Education.




First, Professor Zheng introduced the issue of the status quo of the BRIC countries through the "BRIC fading theory". The global GDP share of the BRICS countries is showing signs of declining. Brazil, South Africa, and Russia are experiencing severe economic stagnation, and the tense border disputes between China and India cannot be ignored. So how will the BRICS countries develop in the future? What? Based on the analysis of media reports in the five countries in the past four years, Professor Zheng made a rigorous analysis and introduction using diagrams and examples.




Although there are differences between the BRICS countries, the consensus reached is also obvious to all. Therefore, to judge the future direction of the BRIC countries, we have to see which differences and consensus are more important. Professor Zheng showed the report data collected from the media of the five countries with "BRIC" as the keyword. Discourse is a reflection of ideas. Through media discourse, we can analyze the BRIC countries’ influence on the organization of the BRIC countries. The attitude held.


After careful analysis by Professor Zheng, we learned that although there are more or fewer rifts within the BRIC countries, and there are also bad-mouthing arguments on the outside, in fact, each member country has its own demands for this organization. Russia hopes to improve its political voice on the world stage through the BRICS countries; Brazil and South Africa hope to promote their own economic development through the BRICS countries; India hopes to improve their own infrastructure construction through the BRICS countries; The investment of the BRICS countries not only promotes the development of diplomatic relations but also benefits greatly from an economic and political perspective.


It can be seen that although the demands are different, the five countries all have their own demands for the BRICS. Moreover, from the research results, the negative comments received by the BRICS organizations are very limited. Therefore, it can be concluded that the "BRIC fading theory" cannot be supported by media reports and the development of the BRICS countries can be expected in the future.


After the analysis of the BRICS countries, Professor Zheng started from his own experience and put forward suggestions for the future development of the students of the International Education Institute, admonishing us to lay a good language foundation, clarify our core competitiveness, and find hard work. Cherish the opportunities and resources they have, and finally expressed good expectations for everyone.




This political study lecture not only introduces the current situation of the BRICS countries but also analyzes the possible future development directions. It is also a spiritual baptism for the audience. As a student of the International Education College, you must grasp the opportunities and resources in your hands, find your own interests, build your core competitiveness, be a down-to-earth learner, and strive to become a scholar with knowledge and attitude.


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