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Beijing Diary

COVID tested with no place to go: A slice of life in China's capital

Nikkei's China bureau chief offers snapshots of politics amid the pandemic

The downfall of Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who once lived in the now-neglected Beijing house at left, began nine years ago. (Source photos by Tetsushi Takahashi and Kyodo)

China is locked in a heated diplomatic confrontation with the U.S. At home, President Xi Jinping continues to strengthen his grip on power. All the while, the world is struggling to stop the coronavirus pandemic that started on Chinese soil. Nikkei's bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is following these world-shaping stories from the heart of Beijing.

Friday, Jan. 29

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