The Group of 20 nations deserves more respect in the international community, writes Li Baodong, China's vice foreign minister for international organizations and conferences, international economic affairs and arms control. The G-20 has been instrumental in international coordination of macroeconomic policy, Li writes. "The G-20's achievements of the past five years may be underappreciated in some quarters, but that doesn't have to be the case in the coming years," Li writes.

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