China thinks that each leader stands in the hierarchy of power.
Based on an analysis by a top global expert from the esteemed Renmin University in Beijing, Indian PM Narendra Modi’s positioning in the group shows his stature and power in the eyes of China.
Prime Minister Modi stands in the first row, together with 13 leaders, including 11 heads of state and (Angela) Merkel, Chancellor of the next host country, Germany.
Positioning the Indian Prime Minister in the first row has demonstrated China’s attention to India as a developing country and a rising power. stated by Wang Yizhi, director of the Institute of International Affairs at the university.
The photo features the 36 leaders who gathered in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Summit.