Welcome back to Axios World. National security reporter Zach Basu here, filling in for Dave while he and his new puppy take a road trip down South.
- Tonight's edition (1,678 words, 6 minutes) begins with Europeans in Taipei, takes a pit stop in Vilnius, and wraps up with a look at the hottest ticket in town.
- Heads-up: We'll be off for Veterans Day on Thursday, but Dave will be back in your inboxes next week.
Situational awareness: The Chinese Communist Party is meeting for its annual plenum, where Xi Jinping is expected to lay the groundwork to secure an unprecedented third term. Go deeper.