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No one could possibly object to Xi Jinping's proposal for a "common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable" global security apparatus, vague as it is. (Nikkei montage/AP/Reuters/Xinhua/Kyodo)
China up close

Analysis: Xi floats 'global security initiative' with eye on Pacific

With Belt and Road infrastructure plan stalled over Ukraine, president looks east

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

Many countries now place their top China watchers in Tokyo. This is partly because of Beijing's highly strict surveillance of diplomats, and more recently because China imposes the world's toughest entry restrictions due to COVID-19.

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