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2022 look ahead: Xi and Biden's moment of truth

Expect bilateral tensions to intensify as domestic politics weakens both powers

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2022 could represent both the acme of Xi Jinping's power and the beginning of China's decline.   © Reuters

Shigesaburo Okumura is editor-in-chief of Nikkei Asia.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Traders in Kabutocho, Japan's equivalent of Wall Street in New York and Lombard Street in London, often refer to this proverb: A Tiger runs a thousand miles.

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