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.
The joint statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart François Hollande on March 26 outlined both countries’ future comprehensive strategic partnership as a period of close and long-term development. In the statement, France showed its expectation that China should host its first G20 summit as soon as possible.
China's rail network saw over 200 million trips in July, up 24% compared to June. There are over eight million trips on July 25th. CGTN's Global Business gave a comprehensive interview with Liu Zhiqin, a senior fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY), on tourism recovery. Now cities offer subsidies and discounts to boost tourism.