US President Barack Obama departs his last G20 summit.
The G20’s lack of leadership will continue to contribute to the current global economic malaise.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Will the gains from globalization be allowed to go up in smoke?
With foes of globalization seeing their voices trumpeted by Brexit and Donald Trump’s candidacy, the G20 needs to act as a counterweight that sounds a clear vision for a connected future.
Performers at the evening gala of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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While there was plenty of razzmatazz at the Hangzhou summit, little progress was made on key policy issues.
Raising more questions than answers.
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Britain’s prime minister keeps saying ‘Brexit means Brexit’ but exactly what this looks like is far from clear.
The G20 meeting in Hangzhou is a chance for global leaders to push back against anti-globalization forces that threaten free trade.
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The G20 leaders should throw their weight behind the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement to help prevent a revival of protectionism.
China’s leaders like to put on a good show. Whether it’s the Olympics or the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting, not losing face is paramount. Every country likes to put its best diplomatic foot…
China is eagerly anticipating the arrival of global leaders from the world’s top 20 economies.
Chinese are starting to question government control of the terms of public debate, as conveyed by this propoganda banner in Hangzhou in 2010.
Hangzhou is hosting the G20 summit and China is anxious to present a positive picture of the country to the world, but the official attitude to non-compliant citizens isn’t helping.