Chinese President Xi Jinping warned officials a year ago to expect “black swans” and “grey rhinos”. Photo: AFP

Beijing braced for 2020 of managing risks, with Xi Jinping’s feared ‘swans and rhinos’ yet to disperse

  • Chinese president’s warning of potential surprises and threats was followed by a year in which the leadership was both tested and bolstered
  • Economic headwinds and international scrutiny brought relief measures on critical fronts but a toning down of other initiatives
Topic |   Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned officials a year ago to expect “black swans” and “grey rhinos”. Photo: AFP
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