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Global media's take on G20

( Updated: 2016-09-02 11:11

This year's G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on September 4 to 5. With the theme of "Building an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy", the event has gained a growing amount of attention from the international community. Here is a selection of quotes from international media.

"An hour from Shanghai by bullet train, this city of nine million—pronounced hahng-joe and referred to by government officials as "paradise on earth"—is a hub of tourism and tech. "

Why China picked Hangzhou to host G20

--Wall Street Journal, on August 31

"…the G20 summit, to be held on September 4 and 5, will be the first in China in the eight-year history of such meetings and a hugely important diplomatic occasion for President Xi Jinping."

China prepares to host the G20

--The Economist, on August 29

"The coming summit of the world's 20 leading economies (G20), hosted by China for the first time, provides China with a unique opportunity to assume global economic leadership amid the lingering crisis."

China's moment in the global economy – the opportunity in G20 summit

--The Jerusalem Post, on August 30

"While the global economy will dominate at this weekend's summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging-market nations, politics and security issues form the backdrop to the gathering of world leaders in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou."

Political issues weigh on upcoming G-20 summit in China

--Associated Press, on August 31

"China, the G20 president this year, is holding high the banner of free trade as global economic growth stagnates and protectionist sentiment becomes more popular…"

China's long journey to center stage at G20 summit

--South China Morning Post, on August 28

"The Hangzhou meeting will be the first G20 China has hosted, and only the second held in Asia since 2008."

"Hangzhou wasn't just chosen to host the G20 because of its natural beauty - it's also symbolic as a marker of China's transition from a low-cost manufacturer to high-tech economy."

--CNN, on August 31

"The conference, in this striking lakeside city south of Shanghai, will be the most significant gathering of world leaders in China's history."

--New York Times, on August 30

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