lørdag 1. januar 2022

From the Beijing Winter Olympics to Xi's likely third term: 5 things to watch in China in 2022

2022 is finally here. And for China, there's no shortage of big moments on the horizon -- from the Beijing Winter Olympics to the 20th Communist Party Congress in the fall. The stakes are undoubtedly high, but success is by no means guaranteed. And numerous questions abound.

As the coronavirus pandemic drags into its third year, will China remain isolated from the rest of the world? Will President Xi Jinping secure a third term in power as widely expected -- and will that result in a further tightening of control? And just how far is a newly emboldened Xi willing to go?
What about China's place on the world stage? Will we see a further deterioration in Beijing's relations with the West?

Here are five key things to watch in China this year.