Sustained economic growth in China depends in significant part on an effective G20. The future relevance and effectiveness of the G20 will be primarily determined by Chinese leadership. In light of the legacy of Deng Xiaoping’s ‘quiet’ foreign policy approach - Taoguang yanghui, the prospects for Chinese leadership in the G20 are uncertain. There are specific procedural and substantive suggestions for leadership in the G20 that China may find appropriate.

On May 26, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy and the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (Tsinghua University) will co-host a public lecture featuring CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin, to share his insights on the role of China in global governance.

The Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG) in the School of Public Policy and Management at TsinghuaUniversity serves as a center of excellence for policy research, academic exchange, graduate education and on-the-job training in industrial development, environmental governance, and institutional transition. The long term goals of the Center are to promote education and research in public policy and management in China and to enhance communication, understanding and cooperation between the academic, business, non-profit, and public sectors.

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Barry Carin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.

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