This episode of the China Power Podcast discusses the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. The G20 came to a close on September 5, marking the end of China’s first time hosting the summit. Leaders reached a broad consensus on the fragile state of the global economy while largely avoiding open confrontation. Beijing used the opportunity to promote themes of development and inclusiveness by extending invitations to countries beyond the circle of the G20. The final communique called on the G20 to deliver more inclusive economic growth through coordinated macroeconomic policy, free trade, and innovation, but lacked concrete proposals no facing growing challenges to globalization and free trade.
This episode is joined by Matt Goodman, who is Senior Adviser for Asian Economics and holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS in early 2012, Matt was White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the East Asia Summit. This episode will explore how China hosted its G20 Summit on a platform of inclusiveness and assess China’s agenda priorities and achievements, and provide insight into China’s current and future roles in global governance.