by Edna Alcantara and Wu Hao
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China provided concrete proposals at the recently concluded Group of 20 (G20) summit that offer a path for a promising future for the global community, a leading Mexican expert has said.
Xinhua interviewed Enrique Dussel Peters, head of the China-Mexico Studies Center at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, about the 13th G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Dussel said China played a positive role that was in keeping with the "wide-ranging" nature of the summit, which aims to promote joint solutions to the common problems that countries face today.
China is offering new models of growth by promoting a more open global economy and stepping up cooperation, as well as "a new financial architecture," said the expert.
There is no country more qualified than China to champion these measures, said Dussel, noting that in the past 40 years, China has undertaken a "very successful" reform and opening-up process that has been acknowledged across the globe.
China has, for example, embraced innovation "by incorporating science and technology, and linking academia to the productive apparatus, in a bid to boost competitiveness," he said.
It is also essential to grasp the development implications of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), first proposed by China in 2013, said Dussel, describing it as a globalization plan with Chinese characteristics.
The BRI "will continue to spur global ties (with) shared gains," said Dussel, who also heads the Latin American and Caribbean academic network on China.
This year's G20 summit took place amid rising protectionism and unilateralism, trends that threaten global growth.
However, China "has made the biggest difference globally in terms of very concrete financing and infrastructure proposals, creating new institutions for South-South cooperation," said Dussel.