Friday, December 31, 2010
On 20 May 2009, China and EU held the 11th China-EU Summit. At the meeting, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rejected the idea of G2. “Some say that world affairs will be managed solely by China and the US. I think that view is baseless and wrong…. Multi-polarization and multilateralism represent the larger trend and the will of the people…. China stands ready to develop friendly relations and cooperation with all countries and it will never seek hegemony (22 May 2009 Global Times).” The G2 idea was proposed by prominent politicians including Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezzinski after the international financial meltdown.