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Xi Champions Developing Country Causes in G20 Speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping used his opening day address at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, to reassert Beijing's self-appointed role as the world's preeminent developing country. President Xi dedicated the bulk of his speech on Tuesday to a wide range of critical issues confronting countries in ...

It May Not Look Like Much, But This Handshake Between Xi and Modi is a Big Deal

They looked at each other, smiled, shook hands for an uncomfortably long time, and even exchanged a few pleasantries. It may not look like much, but this brief interaction between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ...

U.S.-led Coalition Rolls Out First Major Infrastructure Project Under the New Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

The G7 group of wealthy countries unveiled the first major initiative as part of its Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), which is ostensibly aimed at countering China's dominance in financing infrastructure in developing countries. The coalition announced a $20 ...

Africa in the Background as Geopolitics Dominate the G20 

The G20 summit in Bali is firmly focused on great power politics, with few Global South issues getting any oxygen so far.  The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping unsurprisingly dominated the coverage. ...

We Need to Acknowledge That Climate Justice Could Be Doomed

The historical enormity of the discussion at the COP27 climate summit around reparations to the Global South for the loss and damage caused by climate change provoked a conversation at the China Global South Project, and we wanted to share it with you. Here is Eric's take. ...

Why Xi and Modi Should (and Shouldn’t) Meet on the Sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali

While much of the attention this week at the G20 summit in Bali will be on Monday's meeting between the U.S. and Chinese presidents, in South Asia, many observers will be keeping a close watch on what happens between Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden to Attend Next Week’s G20 Summit in Bali

Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed that both Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden will attend next week's G20 summit in Bali but said it's still not certain if Russian leader Vladimir Putin will be there. President Xi will spend much of next week traveling in ...

China Will “Strongly Support” Climate Compensation, But Not With Actual Money

China will support a mechanism to compensate poor countries for the loss and damage associated with climate change, but it won’t contribute any cash. That was the main takeaway from a press conference by Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief delegate to the COP27 climate summit ...

China and the Global South: What to Watch at COP27

By Cecilia Springer This week, delegations from around the world are convening in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the annual 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27. With Egypt hosting, this year’s climate ...

Pakistan PM Sharif Had a Good – Very Good – Trip to Beijing

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif came to China earlier this week with a big wish list and he's leaving with everything he wanted and more. PM Sharif wrapped up a two-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime ...
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