China’s president Xi Jinping is not planning to attend the G20 summit in New Delhi next weekend, officials said, in a blow to a forum of leading nations already beset by deep divisions. Xi’s move to skip a gathering of G20 leaders for the first time comes after he dominated last week’s Brics summit, where he oversaw plans to expand the developing nations club that Beijing sees as a rival to US-led western groupings. China plans to instead send Premier Li Qiang to attend the G20 summit in the Indian capital on September 9-10, according to three western officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.