Hon. James P. Moore, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, was featured in an in-depth program focused on the G20 and global trends impacting the summit participants televised by CGTN on June 28, 2019. Moore shared his perspective on the pivotal meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20.

The record performance of the U.S. stock market in June 2019 provided a tailwind for President Trump, and Moore expressed optimism that both sides would be interested in resuming trade negotiations and taking further measures to avoid exacerbation of trade tensions.

Moore also noted that the approach of the U.S. to adopt tariffs rather than collaborate with multilateral trade organizations to address trade concerns was reflective of larger global trends. More nations worldwide are pursuing independent, and in some cases fractious, approaches to inter-government disputes.

Moore underscored both the challenges and opportunities to G20 summit participants, as well as businesses, governments, and societies worldwide, in discussing national responses to transnational concerns. “One of the things we’ve got to realize is that the world today has never been more interconnected technologically, or globally as far as globalization is concerned, than we are right now. But, we have never been more fractious, certainly in our lifetimes, politically and socially as we are today.”

Qinduo Xu, senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution, and Alexander Nekrassov, former adviser to the Kremlin, also participated in the program, which was anchored by Mike Walter, Principal General News Anchor in Washington. Nathan King, CGTN’s White House correspondent, participated from Osaka.