The desire by Chinese companies and other entities to get in front of people internationally has unexpectedly turned China into one of Facebook’s largest sources of advertising revenue, even though the social network itself is not available in the country.
A person briefed on the talks said that Trump's advisers were concerned that accepting a meeting invitation at this stage would raise unfounded expectations for a quick deal and erode U.S. leverage in the talks, where the two sides remain far apart on core structural intellectual property issues.
With economic growth in China weakening to its slowest pace in nearly three decades, thousands of Chinese workers are holding small-scale protests and strikes to fight efforts by businesses to withhold compensation and cut hours.
Facing a slowing economy at home and a trade war with the United States, Xi used the occasion to defend his policies, including his efforts to create jobs and the Communist Party’s increasingly tight grip on society.
The Belt and Road discussion was moderated by Tian Wei making the absence of Chinese government officials, who typically shun panels with foreign moderators known to have criticized China, somewhat surprising.
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday began their last round of one-on-one talks on the second day of a two-day informal summit. They met at the East Lake and took a brisk walk while interacting with each other. They also enjoyed a boat ride over the lake.
PM Modi was among the many dignitaries present at the Twelfth G20 Summit held at Hamburg, northern Germany. US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull were also present.
Chinese troops staged a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing; Vladimir Putin worksout in an open-air gym; Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus.
Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.