China has raised objections to the US hosting the G20 summit in 2026. US President Joe Biden’s administration has already announced that the US will host the summit after India, Brazil, and South Africa’s year-long stints.
As per reports, China’s objection is supported by Russia. These discussions were on the sidelines of the current G20 summit in India and were private.
Chinese attitude was first reported by the Financial Times. Beijing asked that its displeasure be recorded.
By the end of 2025, all members will have hosted at least one G20 summit and from there the rotation begins again.
The US hosted the first G20 in Washington in 2008.
This recent objection of China is seen as its standoff with the US over issues from Taiwan to technology export controls.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are not attending the G20 in New Delhi.
G20’s regional sub-groups decide who will host the summit. The US is in a group with Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia.