Outlook 2017

It will be a difficult and uncertain 2017 for China and President Xi Jinping, and it is not just because of the unpredictability of United States President-elect Donald Trump.
Lower taxes and more jobs - but not enough jobs. Uncertain health care for at least 6.4 million people. Higher prices at the store if there is a trade war with China.
It is still the world's wealthiest continent. It continues to be admired for its innovation and commercial flair. It remains a magnet for tourists worldwide. And it is still the destination of choice for millions of would-be migrants.

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The interior and exterior of an old cave dwelling that has been converted into a boutique hotel in Mengzhou, in China's Henan province. Cave dwellings were an ancient way of life in the mountainous region. With more than 180 cave dwellings still remaining in Mengzhou, the local authorities hired rural construction design teams to refurbish some of the old sites, turning them into hotels, provision shops and a library.

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