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The G20 is likely to disappoint

Without global leadership, little of substance will be agreed at the coming summit

By George Magnus  

Hangzhou in China, which will host the coming G20 meet ©Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

Next week, the Chinese city of Hangzhou, situated west of Shanghai on the Yangtze River delta, will host the G20 summit. Hangzhou, which has around 7m inhabitants, has a 2,000-year history and is most recently notable for being the home of Alibaba, the world’s biggest online retail and e-commerce company. The city has been prepared with great care for what China…

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