Comedians are known for bristling at limits, but most Mandarin-language comedians, and many fans, say some topics have no place in the comedy club.
China has historically been sympathetic to the Palestinians and supportive of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
There is no confirmation on US President Joe Biden attending as it's a Thanksgiving holiday break. Similarly there is no confirmation whether Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend.
Don’t be fooled by Biden and Xi talks − China and US are enduring rivals rather than engaged partners
The encouraging words and limited agreements hammered out in the latest meeting between Xi and Biden should also not distract from the actions that continue to push the US and China further apart.
The questions matter as their answers will determine the course of politics and policy.
Xi's remarks in San Francisco came hours after his highly anticipated talks with US President Joe Biden, where both men pledged to reduce tensions as they met for the first time in a year.
The last time Biden called Xi a dictator, at a June fundraiser in Northern California, Chinese officials called the remarks absurd and a provocation.
Xi and Biden remained far apart on the wider flashpoint of Taiwan, with the Chinese president telling his US counterpart to stop arming the island and saying that reunification was "unstoppable."
“The Chinese people will never forget an old friend, and that’s an important message we want to send to the American people,” the official Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Biden is coming to Wednesday’s meeting in a strong position.
The global economy is expected to grow a lacklustre 3 per cent this year and 2.9 per cent in 2024, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The Biden-Xi meeting is not expected to lead to many, if any, major announcements, and differences between the two powers certainly won't be resolved.
AidData, it added, "estimates that 80 percent of China's overseas lending portfolio in the developing world is currently supporting countries in financial distress".
Zhang Hongli previously served as the vice chief of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the world's largest banks.
Xi took away Li’s decision-making powers on economic matters by appointing himself to head a party commission overseeing reform.
Both Li Shangfu and Qin Gang were appointed under Xi's watch, indicating they must have undergone close scrutiny, but later faced doubt over their personal behaviour or political alliances.
China has officially removed Li Shangfu as its defence minister, nearly two months after he disappeared from public view.
Assad arrived in Hangzhou, where he will attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday. The visit comes as China expands its engagement in the Middle East.
Li is the second high-ranking Minister and ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) official to go missing since July this year.
EAM S Jaishankar will represent India, while Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China's Vice-President Han Zheng will represent Moscow and Beijing respectively.