What to Expect From China in 2023
Three experts predict how Beijing will manage China’s economy, the pandemic, protests, Taiwan, and relations with Washington.
2022 was a momentous year for China. President Xi Jinping won an unprecedented third term—but that was entirely as expected. The real surprise came in November, when mass protests over Beijing’s strict zero-COVID-19 policies erupted across the country, the most significant demonstrations in China since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Beijing reacted first by cracking down on protests, and then by dropping most of its lockdown measures, opening up the risk of rapid COVID-19 spread.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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