Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for BRICS summit, state visit to South Africa
Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Monday to attend the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg and pay a state visit to South Africa.
Xi is visiting at the invitation of Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa. The two leaders will co-chair the China-Africa Leaders' Dialogue.
Xi's entourage includes Cai Qi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and foreign minister.