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Biden comes face-to-face with Xi Jinping



U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in Indonesia, where he is set to come face-to-face with China’s Xi Jinping

U.S. President Biden will meet face-to-face with China’s Xi Jinping for the first time as leaders

The two leaders will hold the critical meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali.

U.S. President Joe Biden watches a cultural performance as he arrives at the Ngurah Rai International Airport ahead of the G20 leaders’ summit, near Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Both Biden and Xi have committed to keeping open communication, amid heightened geopolitical tensions.

“I know Xi Jinping, he knows me…We have very little misunderstanding. We just got to figure out what the red lines are.”

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Most recently, the Biden administration has butted heads with Xi’s regime in regards to human rights violations and Beijing’s brutal force against activists.

On top of this, the U.S. has condemned China’s military provocations against Taiwan and their view of the Ukraine war.

On the other side of the coin, China has long vocalised its distrust with the west on many fronts.

The meeting will aim to strengthen the posture between the two superpowers. In a bid to find mutual understanding and cooperation in the best interest of both countries.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan



China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time



Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health



Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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