The Chinese New Year is off to an inauspicious start. The spread of the coronavirus has paralyzed large parts of the country and caused chaos on one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar.
The Chinese government has moved swiftly and strictly to contain the outbreak, but the ongoing crisis is a reminder of the interconnectedness of nations and further highlights that 2020 will be an important year for China and for China’s place in the world.
As China — despite the disruption caused by the virus — celebrates the dawning of a new decade, many people are asking: what will the world’s second largest economy bring to — not to mention take from — the world in the coming months?
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