With County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, set to host the annual G8 summit of the leaders of the world’s eight richest nations (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Russia with the EU represented) in June 2013, expect China‘s paramount leader, General Secretary Xi JinPing to return to Ireland.
Struggling for relevance G8 members can no longer ignore a ‘developing’ country of 1.3 billion people, which is playing a prominent role in working out solutions for dealing with global economic challenges.
Meanwhile, down south the Republic of Ireland will still hold the Presidency of the Council of The European Union, a trading bloc which will be anxious to win back its place as China‘s biggest trading partner, having recently lost that accolade to the USA [Source: China says US overtakes EU as its top export market http://www.gazettebw.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15586:china-says-us-overtakes-eu-as-its-top-export-market&catid=13:business&Itemid=2
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