Chinese President Xi Jinping is not expected to attend the G20 Summit in Rome in person. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping is not expected to attend the G20 Summit in Rome in person. Photo: AFP

COP26, G20 prospects dimmer without China’s Xi Jinping in the room

  • The Chinese president is not expected to be in Rome or Glasgow in person, making it more difficult to strike a deal
  • Face-to-face talks can make all the difference, officials say

Topic |   Climate change
Chinese President Xi Jinping is not expected to attend the G20 Summit in Rome in person. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping is not expected to attend the G20 Summit in Rome in person. Photo: AFP
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