ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Opinion

China's new COVID surge is Xi's biggest test yet

How Beijing responds will signal its readiness to be a global stakeholder

| China
A medical worker takes swab samples during a mass COVID-19 test in Wuhan on Aug. 5: the rest of the world will not be so forgiving if China's main export is another new variant.   © FeatureChina/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more