October 7, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.As the financial woes of Chinese real estate firm Evergrande Group continue, another Chinese property developer has failed to repay debts. Trading in shares of the debt-laden Evergrande Group has been suspended at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since Monday.
2.The U.S. Secretary of State warned Chinese leaders on Wednesday about tensions across the Taiwan Strait. Antony Blinken urged them to stop what he called their “provocative military activity” near Taiwan.
3. The United States and China have agreed in principle that President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping will hold a virtual summit before the end of this year.