- G20 and Wang-Blinken Meeting | China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken have a "candid" and "productive" talk on G20 sidelines in Rome over geopolitical tensions across the Taiwan Strait. Their first meeting after the stormy Alaska session in March ends, again, with no concession on their stands.
- COP26 | World leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to tackle the ongoing climate crisis and bolster commitments from the Paris Agreement. Some see President Xi's absence at the physical venue as a sign of not being willing to yield to more ambitious goals, while others see President Biden being on-site as 'window dressing'.
- DOD Report and China's nuclear power | The U.S. Department of Defense releases its annual report on military and security developments involving China on Wednesday, warning of China's nuclear threat. China fights back, blaming the U.S. as the source of the biggest nuclear threat to the world.
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