The ninth G20 summit concluded its two-day meeting in Brisbane, Australia Sunday. Sustaining growth, creating jobs, promoting development and buoying confidence were the central task of the gathering, attended by government heads from 20 countries.
A few months ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane, representatives of think tanks based in each of the G20 countries met on 3 and 4 September in Beijing for the "Great Comprehensive Growth International Finance and Global Think Tank Summit". The purpose of this conference was to gain a better understanding of the topic at issue and draw a set of policy recommendations to put global economy back on track.
China and the United States, the two largest world powers, should stand side by side to face global issues such as climate change, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said yesterday at a forum in Beijing.
As the G20 Summit is gradually losing its charm for most developed countries, China is expected to shoulder accountability by hosting a 2016 summit to revive its influence, said Pang Zhongying, professor of International Politics at the International Relations School of Renmin University in Beijing.
China`s think tanks, which have received little exposure in the past, have recently enjoyed significant attention from the media and policy makers, although they still have a way to go before they become influential on the global stage. At the end of June, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University held a think tank forum themed "The Silk Road Economic Belt Construction and Future" in Beijing.