Ongoing issues such as tensions with the United States over trade and tech, elections in protest-ridden Hong Kong and defiant Taiwan, and a testy North Korea regime all add up to an uneasy year ahead for China
Unbowed, the People's Republic of China marked its 70th founding anniversary on Oct 1 with the biggest military parade since the 1949 revolution. The Communist Party put on a brave face and issued a communique after a conclave of its ruling elite in October, underscoring the superiority of its political system in a clear sign China is not about to embrace liberal democracy.
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