China wants a successful G20 but suspects West, allies may derail agenda


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Yes of course, China. We know your agenda is the only one that matters.

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It makes little difference. The Chinese media will portray events tin a way that convey the party line - as it true in every other country with a media.

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“The Chinese would shut you down at once if you said you wanted to buy one of their grids. You wouldn’t get to the end of the sentence,”


There is no chance of having a level playing field in China. None.

Every time a Western politician opens their mouth about how China is the land of milk and honey there should be somebody close by to shut it for them. Its a massive deception to tell voters to swallow overseas investment when there is no two way street and the hacking is relentless.

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Nice to see an unbiased media article that exposes not just all of the concerns about China that held by the rest of the world, but China's self-centric attitude towards all these issues. Particularly remarkable is China's continuing ability to lay blame for everything on everyone else rather than their own actions, For a while 15-20 years ago China had some hope of actually becoming a leader of Asia, all tossed away by hyper-nationalism and the PLA hawks. China needs to be knocked back down on it's knees and this CCP dictatotship terminated.

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“China is angry with almost everyone at the moment,” - perhaps there is an apparent common denominator here? Also, the TPP will likely not happen - nothing 'sacred' (scared?) there. And already the chinese are trying to set-up Japan for blame if the G20 chat doesn't go as 'constructively' as they would like. The chinese are clearly amateurs on the global diplomatic stage - perhaps THAT is the real problem? This G20 summit will be an interesting one - let's see if china can behave a little more maturely and fairly such that some good will come out of it.

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A "successful" and "constructive" G20 agenda in the eyes of China would be if every other country kowtowed to China and did not have the effrontery to bring up China's aggression, its violations of International Law, and ignored things as China's unfair trade practices, copying, hacking, copyright violations, suppression of human rights, suppression of free speech, etc. In fact most countries do ignore all those things.

That said, none of those G20, G8, G7 meetings have never really accomplished anything, they are just a lot of empty talk and even emptier promises from the usual suspects, blowhard politicians and their lackeys having a wonderful time on expense accounts and strutting their stuff on the "world stage." If they actually had the ability to make their economies better they would be doing it, not talking about it.

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“China is angry with almost everyone at the moment,” - perhaps there is an apparent common denominator here?

Yes, obviously. It's China.

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China shape the global agenda? This is a country whose fishery stocks have crashed wonderful enviromental record? Huh!????

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Perfect opportunity for the G20 to show solidarity and deliver a clear message about Chinese duplicity.

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Why would Australia open their bidding to China and then block it. Seems like they planned to sell it to China and back tracked through possible international pressure. Makes me wonder if there is some conspiracy against China.

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State media has given great play to the idea that G20 is for China to show leadership in shaping global governance rules

Yes, because China has been so good at following global rules.

“These new rules will exclude China.”

China has been good at making different rules for foreign companies in China.

Overseas, China has been angered by questions raised by Britain and Australia over strategic Chinese investments in their countries, saying it smacks of protectionism and paranoia.

Australia has blocked the A$10 billion ($7.7 billion) sale of the country’s biggest energy grid to Chinese bidders, while Britain has delayed a $24 billion Chinese-invested nuclear project.

Would China allow the same foreign investments in China?

there has been a change in tone as European officials having been expressing more dissatisfaction with China’s overcapacity problems and a lack of reciprocal market access for European companies.

This is the crux right there.

China don't want you to be able to do in China what they want to be able to do in your country.

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What one wants and what one gets are not always the same.

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