China began the BRICS chairmanship on January 1, 2022. The Year of China will be held under the slogan "Build high-quality partnerships, jointly create a new era of global development."
The day before, a meeting was held in video format, at which questions were presented and goals for the coming year were set. More than 100 events are planned, during which over 30 problems from various fields will be solved. Also, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China will focus on five areas: the practice of multilateralism, fighting the pandemic in solidarity, promoting economic recovery, promoting effective pragmatic cooperation, and accelerating the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, the country undertakes to put forward a number of initiatives for practical cooperation.
The BRICS Affairs Coordinator also said that the focus of the joint creation of a new era is global development, where the key words are "powerful, green, healthy."
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu: "We can and should play a more active role in protecting multilateralism, strengthening anti-epidemic cooperation, and promoting economic recovery. Focusing on "building high-quality partnerships in the new era of global development," China is ready to make joint efforts efforts by all parties in the pursuit of an even more comprehensive, close, pragmatic and inclusive BRICS partnership, as well as in the name of an even stronger, greener and healthier global development".