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Trudeau setting new terms with China

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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CIGI Senior Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand on the G20, China and tensions in the surrounding area.

Hangzhou G20 summit: Big on spectacle, low on substance

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Tristram Sainsbury
China’s first G20 Summit was, as promised, a big show. But, right down to the unanticipated delay in releasing a communique for several hours, it will not go down as a smooth one. For many, the event will also cement the G20’s reputation as a modern-day talk shop, and a forum unable to address the challenges posed by rising anti-globalisation sentiment.

How regional tensions stole China’s spotlight at G20

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Zhou Xin
China’s bid to show itself as a ­responsible and able global economic leader at the Group of 20 (G20) summit has been overshadowed by awkward bilateral issues, suggesting a bumpy road ahead for Beijing in extending its influence in the world.

China's Leading Role

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Through its participation in G20 summits and by playing a significant role in global efforts to fight the global financial crisis in 2008, China has come onto the centre stage of global economic governance, and contributed to improved global macroeconomic policy coordination and global growth in the G20.

Business leaders meeting in China propose global e-commerce platform to benefit smaller firms

Monday, 5 September 2016
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Phoenix Kwong
The business outreach arm of the G20 summit has proposed to world leaders an initiative to create a global e-commerce platform to knock down barriers in online trade amid growing anti-globalisation fervour.

The Highlight of the Hangzhou Summit: Swan Lake

Monday, 5 September 2016
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the thing she will remember about the Hangzhou G20 Summit was the ballet. It was a pretty fantastic interpretation of Swan Lake. My favourite part was watching the ballerinas literally dance across the water. Lagarde said she liked the computer- generated effects that turned one dancer into dozens. Let’s take Lagarde’s word for it; she had a front-row seat, while I watched on television.

Economists see Kingdom playing a pivotal role in global economy

Monday, 5 September 2016
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Khalil Anware
The G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, offers the Kingdom an opportunity to play a crucial role as the most important energy producer and in stabilizing oil supply and prices internationally.

G20: Exclusive interview with Tom Bernes

Monday, 5 September 2016
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During the Hangzhou G20 Summit, our China Daily reporter Liu Zheng talked to Tom Bernes, distinguished fellow and former Executive Director of the CIGI (the center for International Governance Innovation). He shared his opinion on China's role in the global economy.

Amid global uncertainty, Trudeau has rare G20 leadership opportunity

Monday, 5 September 2016
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HANGZHOU, China — Buzzwords like “openness” and “inclusiveness” are in the air at the outset of a G20 summit where many leaders are preoccupied by domestic concerns, their major economic policy initiatives caught up in the uncertainty over the political future of the United States. That puts Canada, with its positive messages about globalization and trade, in a rare position of leadership, observers say.

Trudeau’s visit to China fails to shift power imbalance

Sunday, 4 September 2016
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Nathan VanderKlippe
On Saturday, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened an online “Canada pavilion” to promote Canadian products as prime minister Justin Trudeau looked on and smiled. This, he said, “opened a pipeline for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses to access more than 400-million consumers here in Asia.”
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