China recommits to environment, open trade at G-20 summit

China 24

(L-R) Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, US First Lady Melania Trump, Argentinia’s President Mauricio Macri, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s President Xi Jinping, wife pf French President Brigitte Trogneux attend the banquet after a concert at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. Leaders of the world’s top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / Tobias SCHWARZ

This year’s G-20 Summit in Germany had a familiar theme, despite major policy shifts by the United States.

World leaders promoted the need to maintain global trade and an open world economy. That’s the same message shared last year during China’s leadership of the group, which culminated in the Hanghzou summit.

CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes takes a deeper look.

Fred Tang discusses the G-20 summit and China’s legacy

CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Fred Tang, president of the America China Public Affairs Institute, to talk about what he sees as the lasting legacy for China of this year’s G20 summit.