George Soros: Why 2022 will be a pivotal year in world history

The most important event could come in October when China’s 20th Party Congress decides on whether to give President Xi Jinping a third term as General Secretary

‘Xi Jinping has many enemies. Although no one can oppose him publicly because he controls all the levers of power, a fight within the CPC is brewing.’ Picture: Getty

The year 2022 will be a critical one in the history of the world. In a few days China will begin hosting the Winter Olympics, and will attempt to use the spectacle to score a propaganda victory for its system of strict controls.

We are at, or close to, important decisions that will determine the direction in which the world is going. A new German government was formed late last year, and the French presidential ...