China’s influence felt at G8 despite its absence
BY JOHN SOLYMOSSY
Chinese government leaders will not take part in either the G-8 or NATO summits, though the growing importance of China in the global economy is the 800-pound gorilla in the room at both forums.
Several countries currently included in the G-8 “club,” such as Italy, Canada and France, have faded in importance globally even as China’s influence has soared. Many experts believe for the G-8 to remain an influential and important organization, it will have to consider how China might fit into its global alliance. → Full Story