The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the US withdrawal are complete. The United States and China are looking to re-establish their relations after a 90-minute call between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping. China continues its crackdown on celebrity culture and several economic sectors.
China is also selling oil from its state reserves in order to contain prices after Opec+ refused to accelerate production. Toyota has pledged to invest $13.6 billion over the next decade to design next-generation batteries, while Hyundai targets hydrogen for commercial vehicles.