China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty
China's president has said the long-term prospects of the Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are still positive despite a precarious global economy.
President Xi Jinping said the Brics countries were among those currently enduring slower economic growth.
But he stressed that the potential and strength of the group was "unchanged".
It comes as leaders of the Brics countries agreed in India to forge closer business and trade ties.
The grouping contains about half of the world's population and nearly 25% of world economic output.
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