CHINA - G-20 Should Lead in Economic Governance

Arno Froese

Speaking at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum—a gathering usually held in a Swiss ski resort—Xi said the global economic outlook remained uncertain and public health emergencies “may very well recur” in future.

Xi, making his first appearance at the forum since his vigorous defense of free trade and globalization in an address in Davos in 2017, struck a similar tone this time around, advocating multilateralism as the way out of current challenges in a roughly 25-minute speech.

“We should build an open world economy ... discard discriminatory and exclusionary standards, rules and systems, and take down barriers to trade, investment and technological exchanges,” he said.

The G20—an international forum grouping 19 of the biggest developed and emerging economies, plus the European Union—should be strengthened as the “main forum for global economic governance” and the world should “engage in closer macro-economic policy coordination,” Xi added.

-www.reuters.com, 25 January 2021

Arno's commentary

It is not our intention to be pro or con when it comes to internationalism. 

Repeatedly, the Bible indicates that the world will be unified. Why? Because the god of this world—who will produce his superman, Antichrist—must mimic the perfect unity of the global Church. In the final stages, global peace, prosperity, and security will be implemented, albeit temporarily. 

Communist China’s leadership is moving exactly in that direction: “global economic governance.”

As Christians, our task is exclusively to shine forth the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: to be the salt of the earth, that those who are still in darkness may be enlightened through God the Holy Spirit, and thus added to the global Church.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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