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Another year of historic uncertainty beckons

Expect no relief from the things that made us anxious in 2021

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It will be no easy thing for Xi Jinping to ensure the loyalty of all the Politburo Standing Committee and Central Committee members.   © AP

Professor Huang Jing is dean at the Institute of International and Regional Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University.

Last year was an uneasy one on humanity. The raging pandemic, sluggish economy with lingering inflation and, above all, the escalating U.S.-China rivalry combined to make the world anxious.

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