economy, Coun上海419论坛品茶微信cil of Foreign Relations staff members James McBride and
Andrew Chatzky wrote in a backgrounder published recently on the website of the US think tank.
While some are skeptical about the G20’s usefulness, they said, many
observers point out that its membership is more representative of the current internat
ional balance of power than other blocs formed earlier like the G7, which came into being in 1976.
The G20 initially focused on broad macroeconomic policy, but ha
s expanded its ambit, McBride and Chatzky wrote. Last year’s summit in Argentina focused on f
air and sustainable development, while the previous one in Germany addressed issues including corruption, mon
ey laundering, and international tax havens. At the 2016 summit in China, President Xi Jinping and US President Ba
rack Obama formally announced their countries’ accession to the Paris Agreement on combating climate change.
As part of the preparations for the Osaka G20 summit, the world’s leading think tanks
held a meeting in Tokyo on May 26-27 to work out policy recommendations for the leaders.
rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.
Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s
speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.
“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som
e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.
Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience
, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.
Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D
efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo
perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.
hina’s innovative and high-quality development,” Sui Zhenjiang, vice-mayor of Beijing, said on Wedne
sday during a 5G industrial development and investment summit held in Yizhuang, in southeastern Beijing.
“Beijing is actively transforming itself as a national scientific and tech
nological innovation center. With advantages in complete telecom infrastructure, abunda
nt talent and strong research and development capabilities, we have the resolve to accelerate the push for making brea
kthroughs in 5G technologies and build an independent and innovative 5G industrial system,” Sui said.
As of May 24, the three major telecom operators－China Mobile, Chin
a Telecom and China Unicom－have established 4,700 5G base stations in Beijing, acc
ording to Wang Gang, head of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology.