Chinese readout of Biden – Xi meeting at G20 very short and uninteresting. Just a few interesting phrases, in which Xi seemed to lecture Biden about ‘thinking about others’. No concrete agreement, or plan to meet again, Simply clarified that they are two countries going in two different directions. They talked ‘past’ each other.
Chinese fully backing Russia.
Reuters report of Lavrov being ill; British behaving like spoilt children; Britain no longer a serious country. Reuters getting their report from the government.
G20 on brink of total collapse; division between powers; West excluding those who would not follow; Indonesian host struggled but could not create harmony. It is the rise of the Brics. Saudi Arabia and Turkey looking East.