One-year-old giant panda Fuhin is given a “kadomatsu” traditional Japanese decoration for New Year and ice blocks on Dec. 27, 2021, carved into the numbers of 2022 in celebration of the coming year at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo
One-year-old giant panda Fuhin is given a “kadomatsu” traditional Japanese decoration for New Year and ice blocks on Dec. 27, 2021, carved into the numbers of 2022 in celebration of the coming year at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo

Asia in 2022: China’s reopening after Omicron, elections in the Philippines, inflation and climate change

  • With 2021 drawing to a close, what will the new year bring? Wang Xiangwei points to hopes that China will lift border restrictions by next summer at the earliest
  • Rana Mitter says Beijing and Washington have a lot to prove to the region; Neil Newman is expecting high inflation rates and Zuraidah Ibrahim asks if the Great Resignation will play out in Asia

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One-year-old giant panda Fuhin is given a “kadomatsu” traditional Japanese decoration for New Year and ice blocks on Dec. 27, 2021, carved into the numbers of 2022 in celebration of the coming year at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo
One-year-old giant panda Fuhin is given a “kadomatsu” traditional Japanese decoration for New Year and ice blocks on Dec. 27, 2021, carved into the numbers of 2022 in celebration of the coming year at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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