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Indonesia’s economies have boomed over the past two decades. Photo: AFP
The world’s most powerful leaders are gathering in Japan for meetings that may set the direction for the global economy and make the difference between war and peace in geopolitical hotspots.
Key things to watch include any signs of a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, efforts to stem rising tensions between the Trump administration and Iran, and concrete action to lower emissions and reduce plastic pollution in oceans. Major agenda items include President Donald Trump’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
China’s President Xi Jinping condemned protectionism and “bullying practices” in a meeting with African leaders ahead of the summit, according to Dai Bing, the foreign ministry’s Director General for African Affairs.
“Any attempt to put one’s own interests first and undermine others’ will not win any popularity,” Xi said, according to Dai.
The comments come a day ahead of Xi’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump as the leaders try to resolve their trade war, as well as other major disputes like Huawei and the South China Sea. – Bloomberg
Whether there is an agreement or not, China will defend its core interests and will focus on doing its own things well. China is well prepared economically and politically
Chinese president meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 summit in Osaka, saying he hopes to strengthen ties further.
forum, which experts say is an opportunity for the likes of China and Japan to step into leadership roles formerly dominated by the West.
Osaka, Japan on Saturday, with reports that details of a truce are
and arms control top his agenda with the US president, while Trump’s
stance on trade has pushed India, China and Russia closer
Osaka, but rivalry over technology and finance may escalate into other
South Korea does not play ball over China’s 5G giant. That leaves Seoul to weigh the demands of its security ally against those of its top trade partner.
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