Beijing briefing: The year of the tiger

In the first instalment of a new column, Yu Jie looks at what the next 12 months hold in store for China

The World Today Published 3 December 2021 2 minute READ

In 2022, China will enter a politically charged high season in preparation for a cabinet reshuffle at the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress as President Xi Jinping enters his self-appointed third term.

At the same time, tensions between the United States and China are likely to move from bad to worse amid rising temperatures across the Taiwan Strait, while Beijing will be pushing its much debated ‘Common Prosperity Initiative’ to regain momentum in its domestic economy.

And, of course, the Winter Olympic Games will be kicking off.

With so much going on, the time is ripe to launch this new column, Beijing Briefing, to keep you informed with insights into the workings of an emerging superpower.

President Xi’s new era has truly begun with the Third Historical Resolution of the Chinese Communist Party, published in mid-November 2021. In party parlance, the words ‘historic resolution’ carry special significance.

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