UNCLAS SAO PAULO 000448
STATE INR/R/MR; IIP/R/MR; WHA/PD
DEPT PASS USTR
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OPRC OIIP XM XR XF BR
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: GLOBAL ECONOMY: CHINA AND GLOBAL ECONOMY,
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT; SAO PAULO
July 28, 2009
Title- Four Brics; One brick
Op-Ed in liberal Folha de S. Paulo (7-28) by Clovis Rossi states:
"It seems to be getting clearer and clearer that out of the four
Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the one that the U.S.
really treats as a 'brick' is China (if brick can be synonymous with
solidity)....Obama and Lula have already decided to reactivate
ministerial level meetings between the two countries but the U.S.
rush seems to be turned toward Asia.....Nonetheless, the climate
change issue is global and Brazil and China.....have opposed the
rich country proposals of setting targets on gas emission
cuts.....It is important to see if China will consult its partners
from the Brics on this issue or if it will prefer to hold a direct
dialogue [with the U.S.]...."