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The World Ahead

Biden faces a China with world in its grip under an ambitious Xi

Beijing's belligerent stance is a headache for democracies

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been laying out his plans and vision of a China-centric world since earlier this year.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is probably the only national leader in the world who has managed to consolidate power despite facing the threat of the novel coronavirus.

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