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A television reporter in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 5. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country in the world, Reuters writes, citing a new Committee to Protect Journalists report.

Why it matters: The CPJ attributed China's arrests to its government media crackdown in Xinjiang province, where it's holding more than 1 million ethnic Muslim minorities in internment camps.

  • CPJ also notes the number of journalists detained by China has steadily grown since President Xi Jinping consolidated political power.

By the numbers: Nations around the world detained at least 250 journalists this year, down from the 255 arrests in 2018.

  • Turkey imprisoned 47 journalists, while Saudi Arabia and Egypt both held 26.
  • Eritrea arrested 16, while Iran held 11.
  • Women accounted for around 8% of the journalists imprisoned globally, down from 13% last year.

What they're saying: In response to the report, Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry, told Reuters reporters in Beijing that U.S.-based institutions have no credibility.

  • “You should feel lucky that you work in Beijing and not in Washington,” Chunying said.

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Live updates: Biden and Putin land in Geneva ahead of summit

Putin is greeting by Swiss President Guy Parmelin ahead of his summit with Biden. Photo: Denis Balibouse/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva for five hours of talks on Wednesday, a highly anticipated summit that comes as both sides say U.S.-Russia relations have sunk to a new post-Cold War low.

The latest: Putin arrived in Geneva shortly before 7 a.m. ET and traveled via motorcade to Villa La Grange, a mansion set in a 75-acre park overlooking Lake Geneva. Biden arrived at around 7:20 a.m. ET. The two leaders are expected to take a photo with Swiss President Guy Parmelin before the meeting begins.

Mike Allen, author of AM
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Biden and Putin's "red line" summit

Courtesy TIME

After a bitter blast from Russia's Vladimir Putin and tough talk from President Biden, both sides agree: Don't count on much from Wednesday's summit.

What they're saying: "We’re not expecting a big set of deliverables out of this meeting," a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Air Force One from Brussels to Geneva. "No breaking of bread."

Florida's business travel boost

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

As post-pandemic business travel comes back, experts say Florida's reopening policies should allow it to lock in a significant share of returning corporate events and meetings.

Why it matters: There's a lot of money to be made — with a lot of people itching to travel — after the sector lost $97 billion in spending last year, according to a new Tourism Economics analysis by the U.S. Travel Association.