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Biding time until China's outlook gets clearer

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 05:50
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DIM VIEW: Political and economic uncertainty has marked the past year for many in Beijing, like the smog there that has obscured buildings and dimmed the sun into a pale disc.

Beijing

FOR many in China's capital, the smog that has obscured buildings and dimmed the sun into a pale disc this winter is a fitting metaphor for the uncertainty that has marked their year. In interviews and private conversations, people here say that 2015 was a year of biding time