The Global Times reported that according to the US "Forbes" magazine reported on the 5th, Russian President Vladimir Putin topped the list of powers selected by the magazine for the second consecutive year, and was also the second time he defeated US President Barack Obama to reach the top.
According to a report by ITAR on the 5th, after a senior U.S. official announced that Obama and Putin would not hold bilateral meetings at the APEC summit in Beijing and the G20 summit in Australia, Russian President’s spokesperson Peskov confirmed on the 5th, The two heads of state did not plan to meet officially at the two international conferences, but the possibility of informal exchanges was not ruled out. The annual "Forbes" magazine list of the most powerful people is selected by a jury composed of editors of the magazine, and a total of 72 most influential people are on the list. Putin once again topped the power list after last year, with Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping ranked second and third respectively. According to reports, Obama has been ranked first in the Forbes power list almost every year since he was elected President of the United States. Before 2013, he was only lost to the then Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2010.
According to a report by the Russian News Agency on the 5th, after a senior US official announced that Obama and Putin would not hold bilateral meetings at the APEC summit in Beijing and the G20 summit in Australia, the Russian President’s spokesperson Peskov confirmed on the 5th, The two heads of state did not plan to meet officially at the two international conferences, but the possibility of informal exchanges was not ruled out.

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