Here is the latest top situation recap report in the Asia-Pacific region.

Biden and Xi’s Long-Awaited Meeting

The long-awaited meeting of US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping draws the international community, as this would mark the first time the two leaders will meet since they bonded ten years ago. Biden and his Chinese counterpart will meet in Bali, Indonesia, ahead of a G20 (Group of 20) Summit on Monday, November 14.

Founded in the late 1990s, the G20 is an intergovernmental forum of nineteen countries. The European Union (EU) was formed to address the global economic crisis, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. All forum members are among the world’s largest economies, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the US, and the EU. Meanwhile, Spain, the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Union, ASEAN, and other organizations can join the forum as permanent guests.

The geopolitics, particularly between the two superpowers, have changed drastically since 2011, and the tension in recent years has been alarmingly inching toward a breaking point.