National Stadium and National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China. The two were among the new majestic sports venues built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Xinhua/Xu Jiajun)
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa will gather in China's resort city of Xiamen next week to conclude the first ten years since the establishment of BRICS and pave the way for the next phase of cooperation. These landmarks were all constructed over the past ten years, an illustrative footnote for the first "golden decade" of development in the five BRICS countries.