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Justin Trudeau urges G20 leaders to fight ‘divisive, fearful rhetoric’

Sunday, 4 September 2016
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Andy Blatchford
In his first event at the G20 leaders’ summit, Justin Trudeau urged his peers Saturday to drive away the anti-globalization and protectionist attitudes that have been fuelling “divisive, fearful rhetoric” in different parts of the world.

Why Canada needs a deeper relationship with China

Saturday, 3 September 2016
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Fen Osler Hampson, Derek Burney
Before meeting President Xi Jinping next weekend at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to reflect carefully on what his government’s strategic approach to China will be, not least because, in many ways, the 21st century is rapidly becoming the China Century.

G20 Summit in China to Focus on Economy, Backstage on Political Talks

Saturday, 3 September 2016
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Sputnik Staff
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.

Lagarde’s Hangzhou message for the G20: No more excuses

Saturday, 3 September 2016
blog
No more excuses. That could be the International Monetary Fund’s message at this year’s G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. The IMF’s advisory note to leaders was unusually pointed, displaying a sentiment that one rarely finds in official documents meant for public consumption: exasperation. Christine Lagarde, the managing director, underlined the institution’s frustration in a blog post. “The political pendulum threatens to swing against economic openness,” she wrote. “Without forceful policy actions, the world could suffer from disappointing growth for a long time.”

Trudeau to visit Alibaba for launch of online hub in China for Canadian firms

Friday, 2 September 2016
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Andy Blatchford
Canadian merchants are expected to soon have their own online storefront to sell their goods to the vast Chinese marketplace via the e-commerce giant Alibaba. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be present Saturday for the launch of a Canadian "pavilion" on Alibaba's Tmall platform when he visits the Chinese firm's offices in the city of Hangzhou.

Thomas Bernes from CIGI: China still important contributor of global growth

Friday, 2 September 2016
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China Pictorial
Distinguished fellow from CIGI, former IMF executive director, Thomas Bernes believes that the AIIB has great potential to provide more capital for infrastructure development. “I wish the AIIB could learn from other international organizations, accelerating the process of approving projects, and make sure these projects are productive” said Bernes.

Resurrecting Globalization in the Upcoming G20

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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I never finished Globalization and its Discontents, the book that made Joseph Stiglitz a cult hero of the political left. I was sympathetic to the thesis that the Washington Consensus served one group of people (American and European corporations and their shareholders) at the expense of another group (workers and farmers in developing countries). But Stiglitz was too much of a firebrand for my taste, so I set the book aside with the intention of returning to it at some point. That was more than a decade ago and I have yet to so.

Expert from Canadian Think-Tank: G20 Summit is the perfect platform for China advocates its ideas on global economic governance

Sunday, 28 August 2016
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CIGI G20 expert Alex He stated at the recent launch of his book (The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework) that "through its [China's] participation in G20 summits and its playing a significant role in global efforts to fight the global financial crisis in 2008, China has taken the 'centre stage' of global economic governance, and increased efforts to work through key institutions in global economic governance.

Following the Dragon’s Footprints: CIGI releases new book on China & the G20

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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25 August 2016 – As China prepares to host its first Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, a new book from Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chinese foreign policy expert Alex He takes a close look at the country’s rise to become one of the most active and influential players in global economic governance.

Panama Papers Prompt Race for Tax Haven Dollars Before Crackdown

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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Raymond Colitt & Michael Heath
For years, the biggest nations have tried to to outsmart tax dodgers and reclaim trillions of dollars stashed in off-shore accounts. Many of them are tired of waiting and now just want to make peace and bring some of the money back home.
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