promotes debate on G20 Summit



The website has already published various articles in view of the G20 Summit which will take place in Hangzhou. Among the authors are economic and political affairs commentator for CCTV, Einar Tangen, senior researcher at the Charhar Institute and president of the Korea-based East Asia Peace Research Association, Kim Sangsoon, and IPIS representative and first counselor for research at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Beijing, Ali Biniaz. In cooperation with, republishes some of the articles.

In particular, Einar Tangen writes that the G20 Hangzhou Summit will take place in the midst of rising global political, military, economic and cultural tensions. Tensions are as much a product of changing political, economic paradigms, as they are about clashing national interests. Beijing’s challenge will be to revive and reinvigorate the G20 into an organization that can be a smaller and more focused forum for world order, than the inclusive but ponderous United Nations, or the increasingly irrelevant G7. You can read more here.

g20sAlso, Ali Biniaz argues that Hangzhou will host the 11th G20 Summit between Sept. 4 and 6 under the auspices of the Chinese government. Apparently the world is currently suffering from twin problems: a prolonged global economic recession, which is believed to have been around for quite some time and was caused by the repercussions of the 2008 World Financial Crisis. You can read more here.

Additionally, Kim Sangsoon asserts that the G20 Leaders’ Summit will be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on September 4 and 5, making it the first time that China hosts the meeting. China set the theme of the summit as “building an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive global economy,” and the four agenda items are “breaking a new path for growth,” “more effective and efficient global economic and financial governance,” “robust international trade and investment,” and “inclusive and interconnected development.” You can read more here.