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Finance chiefs from the world’s largest economies are realizing the coronavirus isn’t just a short-term threat to global growth — it is exposing the vulnerabilities of globalization itself.

As finance ministers and central bank governors kicked off their Group of 20 meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, representatives from the world’s second-largest economy, China, were notably absent. Chinese authorities are instead focusing on containing an outbreak that has so far killed more than 2,400 people, infected nearly 80,000, disrupted global supply chains and led to lower global growth forecasts.

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