Times Square in New York on Monday. G20 leaders are expected to discuss ways to revive the global economy when they hold a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

Hopes for G20 coronavirus summit truce in China-US war of words

  • World leaders could agree to work together to counter common threat from Covid-19 when they meet via teleconference, according to draft statement
  • But strategic mistrust between Beijing and Washington runs deep and there may be little more than a temporary ceasefire, analyst warns
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Times Square in New York on Monday. G20 leaders are expected to discuss ways to revive the global economy when they hold a virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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