On August 31, 2016, the state sponsored Global Times published an article entitled “China’s Global Role Acknowledged at G20.” Some excerpts:
The 11th G20 Summit is one of the most significant in the 17-year history of this multilateral economic forum.The following day the Global Times published a series of photos like the one below showing how people in China were “rolling out the welcome mat in a variety of creative ways.”
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Additionally, the organization of the G20 Summit in a Chinese city, Hangzhou, for the first time is itself an important development. China is the world major growth engine and certainly deserves the opportunity to host this leading event. In spite of some malicious Western media criticism about overspending, Hangzhou is ready to undertake this responsibility and the largest part of its residents are happy with this international initiative.