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G-20 summit: China to focus on positives

G-20 agenda likely to flesh out China's vision for global order, with focus on long-term rather than immediate concerns. It's a key step in its growth as a global leader.

As host country, China has engineered impeccable rhetoric and goals that are hard to disagree with, if somewhat distant and abstract, for the G-20 leaders to focus on.


WITH the approach of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, there is expectation that China might clarify its position on the contested South China Sea. Contrary to expectations, those Asian neighbours and Western leaders who want to seize the occasion to press China on immediate