China has played an important role at the Toronto G20 Summit. But it attracted worldwide attention "before" the summit, when it announced it would adjust the yuan exchange rate to make it more flexible. Foreign media commented positively.
The New York Times said "China's yuan exchange rate was no longer being discussed during the G20 summit." Le Monde wrote that "the G20 is Beijing's surprising harvest". Indian media said "if the G20 didn't have China, it wouldn't be as powerful as it is now." An American Economist remarked that China was the most confident country at the G20 summit. And in the UK, Reuters wrote that China will have a huge impact in helping the world economic recovery.