China Eyes Economic Recovery, Flexes Diplomatic Muscles

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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping has filled his new government with allies, deepening control over domestic and foreign policies.
  • China's low economic growth of 3% last year could set the country's energy transition back but only in the short term, as Xi wants China to be a climate change leader.
  • Xi is also seeking to lead the world's diplomatic agenda, from last week's surprise agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore diplomatic ties, to a possible new push for peace over Ukraine.

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