• BC-AS--Japan-G20 Summit, ADVISORY, AS



    Group of 20 leaders gather in Osaka on June 28 and 29 for their annual summit.

    The AP is providing comprehensive coverage in text, photos and video and expects to provide live coverage of the main events. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans may change as events warrant.


    WEDNESDAY, June 26

    TRUMP-XI-WHAT TO EXPECT _ President Donald Trump is threatening a sharp escalation in his trade war with China _ tariffs on everything China ships to the United States. But a reprieve might be coming. When Trump meets with President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting in Japan this week to negotiate over China’s technology policies, analysts envision a repeat of what happened in November, the last time the two leaders met: A truce that buys time to restart stalled negotiations. TEXT/PHOTOS.

    HONG KONG G20 PETITIONS _ Protesters In Hong Kong opposed to contentious extradition legislation are calling on leaders of the U.S., the EU and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan. Groups of protesters gathered outside the U.S. and EU consulates Wednesday to deliver petitions stating their requests. Beijing has strongly opposed such discussions, saying Hong Kong matters are strictly an internal Chinese affair. ALL FORMATS / Lives.

    HONG KONG G20 PROTEST _ Leaders of recent protests in Hong Kong plan a rally aimed at drawing the attention of world leaders attending the G-20 summit. The activists want world leaders to hear their concerns over the weakening of the city’s legal autonomy from mainland China. Mass protests have taken place over legislation seen as increasing Beijing’s control. China has said it will not discuss Hong Kong at the G-20 with anyone. ALL FORMATS / live.

    INDIA POMPEO _ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds meetings with his Indian counterpart, S. Jaishankar, and then with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Key issues on the agenda include bilateral trade and tariffs, defense ties and energy. India recently imposed tariffs on 28 U.S. products, including almonds and apples, in retaliation for the Trump administration revoking India’s preferential trade privileges. Pompeo’s visit comes ahead of a meeting between Modi and Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. ALL FORMATS / Lives (some schedules open only to U.S. travel pool).

    JAPAN FRANCE _ French President Emmanuel Macron visits Tokyo for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Naruhito. Macron then heads to Osaka to participate in the G-20 summit. ALL FORMATS / Live.

    SKOREA SAUDI CROWN PRINCE _ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrives for talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Both will attend the G-20 summit. ALL FORMATS.

    INDONESIA ARGENTINA _ Argentinian President Mauricio Macri meets with President Joko Widodo during an official visit before he heads to Japan for the G-20 summit. PHOTO/VIDEO.

    JAPAN PLASTIC WASTE _ At the upcoming G-20 summit in Osaka, the host country is expected to put the tackling of plastic marine waste high on the agenda. But with Japan being the second largest generator of plastic packaging waste and the world’s second largest exporter of plastic materials, what is it doing to handle its own waste problem and what can be expected out of the upcoming meeting? ALL FORMATS.


    THURSDAY, June 27

    JAPAN G20 ARRIVALS _ G-20 leaders arrive in Osaka a day ahead of summit meeting. ALL FORMATS.


    FRIDAY, June 28

    JAPAN G20 OPENS _ Two-day G-20 summit opens in Osaka. ALL FORMATS / Lives.

    JAPAN G20 PROTEST _ Uighur and Mongolian activists speak to the press and plan allies to denounce Chinese President Xi Jinping for what they say are human rights violations. Xi is participating in the G-20 summit. ALL FORMATS / Possible live.

    JAPAN G20 SPOUSES _ Spouses of G-20 leaders visit a temple in Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital. ALL FORMATS / On merit.


    SATURDAY, June 29

    JAPAN G20 _ G-20 leaders hold final sessions of their two-day summit. Host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds presser at the end of the summit. ALL FORMATS / Live.

    JAPAN G20 WOMEN _ Side event on women’s empowerment with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ivanka Trump and Dutch Queen Maxima. All expected to deliver remarks. ALL FORMATS / Live.

    JAPAN G20 CHINA PROTEST _ Anti-China protest as G-20 leaders hold their final sessions. ALL FORMATS / possible live.

    JAPAN G20 SPOUSES _ Spouses of G-20 leaders attend a symposium on ocean, then participate in a tea ceremony. ALL FORMATS / Possible live.



    Tuesday, June 25

    TRUMP-PUTIN _ The last time President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met, their dismissive comments on election interference ricocheted around the globe. The two are expected to meet this week in Japan for the first time since the conclusion of the Mueller probe, and against a backdrop of tensions over Iran, Venezuela and more. TEXT.

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