China has opposed plans for the United States to host the G20 summit in 2026, citing Washington’s “unilateral” approach to global affairs.
The G20 is an annual meeting of the world’s 20 largest economies. It is considered to be the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
The United States is currently the chair of the G20 and is scheduled to host the summit in 2023. However, China has said that it does not support the US hosting the summit again in 2026.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that the US has “not fulfilled its responsibilities as the current chair of the G20” and has taken a “unilateral” approach to global affairs.
The spokesperson said that China believes that the G20 should be hosted by a country that is committed to multilateralism and cooperation.
The US has not yet responded to China’s opposition to its hosting the G20 in 2026.
The G20 summit is a major diplomatic event and the US’s hosting of the summit in 2026 would be a significant opportunity for the country to showcase its leadership on the global stage. However, China’s opposition to the US hosting the summit could complicate the US’s plans.
It remains to be seen whether the US will be able to overcome China’s opposition and host the G20 summit in 2026.