Local media in Myanmar reported on Saturday that one Chinese person was killed and another two wounded after the military shelled the town of Laiza.
The trio — Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin — will replace a crew that has been on the station for six months.
Putin is due to hold talks with Xi on the sidelines of the forum, the Kremlin said, with the war raging between Israel and Palestinian militant organization Hamas looming large over the summit.
It wasn’t clear whether China furnishes details of its staff in foreign missions to other countries.
"The so-called claim that China is conducting espionage activities against the UK is pure fabrication," foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told a news conference.
Power was knocked out in areas, public transport and summer classes were suspended and citizens of the metropolis of more than 20 million were told to stay home.
Millions of people have been hit by extreme weather events and prolonged heatwaves around the globe in recent weeks, events that scientists say are being exacerbated by climate change.
Heavy rains began pummelling Beijing and its surrounding areas on Saturday, with nearly the average rainfall for the entire month of July dumped on the capital in just 40 hours.
The announcement came after the Holy See conceded in April that it had learned of Shen's appointment to lead the Catholic Church in Shanghai from media accounts.
This global record is preliminary, pending approval from gold-standard climate measurement entities like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Wang Quanzhang said he is now living in a borrowed apartment in the suburbs where the power is frequently cut off, while another lawyer left Beijing entirely in hopes of ending the harassment.
"It never used to get this hot in June before, but now it's so hot my hands are trembling," wrote one user on the Weibo social media platform.
Blinken pointed to difficult days ahead, while China’s foreign ministry warned the relationship was in a downward spiral.