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President Xi Jinping had warned Communist Party cadres of black swans and gray rhinos a year ago, as China headed into a year ending with a "9." (Nikkei Montage/ Source photos by Reuters, Getty Images and Xinhua/Kyodo)  
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Xi's prediction of a cursed year came true

Coronavirus proves black swans fly in years ending in '9'

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- As the official name COVID-19 suggests, the coronavirus disease raging across the world originated in 2019.

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