China gives notice that Xi Jinping won’t go to the G20 conference

Premier Li Qiang will attend the event in New Delhi this weekend in lieu of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Who China said on Monday will miss a major gathering of the world’s 20 largest countries for the first time.

As tensions between China and the G20 Summit’s host nation India over their disputed border and New Delhi’s expanding connections with the United States rise, Xi chooses not to attend.

Initial concerns over Xi’s participation in the meeting surfaced last week when Reuters said the Chinese president was probably going to miss it, citing two unidentified Indian diplomats.

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Li will attend the summit on Saturday and Sunday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced during a normal press briefing on Monday, leaving out Xi.

A reporter questioned Mao Ning, a ministry spokesperson, about the rationale behind Xi’s non-attendance, which would mark the first time a Chinese leader has skipped a G20 Summit.

Without responding directly to the issue, Mao replied, “The Group of 20 is a significant forum for international economic cooperation, and China has always attached great importance to and actively participated in relevant activities.”

Xi used a video link to join the sessions in 2020 and 2021, even amid the Covid epidemic.

The conference will also be skip by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is want internationally for alleg war crimes in Ukraine. Instead, Russia’s foreign minister will be in attendance.

The news from Beijing has dampened hopes that US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi might interact during the summit as the two countries attempt to mend their strained relations.

Biden openly stated his dismay that he wouldn’t be able to see Xi in New Delhi on Sunday, ahead of any confirmation from Beijing.

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