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The deliberations were initiated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which this year presides over the organisation. It was the first online summit in the history of the G20, as well as the first major multilateral event with President Xi Jinping since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that the correspondents of the three biggest American dailies – the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post – would lose their accreditations and would not be able to work in China.
The drastic deterioration of the economic situation in China is indicated both by official government data and foreign statistics. In February, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in Chinese industry fell from 50 to 35.7 points, which is the lowest level since the global financial crisis in 2008 (38.8 points).
China, being the starting point of the COVID-19 pandemic, for several weeks has been trying to present to the world a narrative that its country was not the source of the coronavirus.
Gaining control over the coronavirus spread in China launched an intensive propaganda campaign aiming to clear the Party’s image of the guilt for the pandemic and to stress the effectiveness of its leadership.
The spreading epidemic caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 brings various consequences: not only social, but also economic.
At the turn of 2019 and 2020, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) put into service the first built domestically aircraft carrier “Shandong” (山东舰, type 002) and the second biggest in the world guided missile destroyer “Nanchang” (南昌 type 055).
Even though China entered this region only after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, today, this state is especially significant to the economy of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The fifth edition of the annual report of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service called “International Security And Estonia” has been published in February 2020.
The annual conference in Munich generated tensions between the USA and China.
Since 2000, China has intensely aimed to combine growth with the advantage in key technology areas which enable an upgrade in international production chains.
The outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic at the turn of December and January 2019/2020 contributed to a serious deterioration of expected economic growth in China from 5.8 to even 4.8%.
On the verge of the third decade of the 21st century, the People’s Republic of China has found itself in a critical moment of its modern history.