Europe's Renaissance or Its Judgment Day?: The 2011 G-20


Kerry Brown

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 137


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: November 9, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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"We still need to rely on Europe to resolve its debt issue, and we believe that Europe has all the wisdom and ability to resolve the debt issue," Chinese President Hu Jintao stated at a side meeting of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—at the G-20 meeting, held in Cannes, France, on November 3rd and 4th. For the leader of a country famed for its hard-nosed realism, these were surprisingly brave words. Kerry Brown, Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, explains that even as Hu spoke the Eurozone slid deeper into political disarray, and continues to do so.

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