BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Originally the first four were grouped as "BRIC" (or "the BRICs"), before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
The BRICS members are all leading developing or newly industrialized countries, but they are distinguished by their large, sometimes fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional affairs; all five are G-20 members.
Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits.
China hosted the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen on September 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2017.
Xiamen Declaration at 9th BRICS Summit
Goa Declaration at 8th BRICS Summit