Comment: G20 powers must coax China back to the table

The US, in particular, must adopt a more conciliatory stance

‘While China’s decision not to attend the G20 summit could facilitate agreement, it is deeply worrying.’ Picture: Getty

This week, G20 leaders gather in Rome for their annual summit. But will they use their stay in la grande bellezza to reconcile their differences and lay the groundwork for improved policy cooperation? Will their private dinner reinforce progress, by enabling those who are new to the process – some participants will be meeting US President Joe Biden for the first time – to build relationships with G20 veterans?

Since the G20 became a leaders’ ...