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This article contains comments from CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As a host country, China is determined to keep the focus of the G20 summit on economics and off politics, although many political issues may emerge at bilateral talks on the sidelines of the gathering.

While announcing Beijing's priorities for the G20 gathering in May, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would strive to transform the forum “from a crisis-response system to a long-term-governance mechanism.” Later on, the host country asserted that in order to achieve this task the world economy should become more innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive.

Barry Carin, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in contrast to other...

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