A photographer takes a photograph of Xi Jinping, China’s president, as he pauses while giving a speech during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

China's Xi Had a Great 2017. Five Key Challenges Await Next Year

(Bloomberg) -- China’s President Xi Jinping had a better-than-expected 2017, quietly strengthening his hand both at home and abroad while Donald Trump’s tweets captured headlines around the globe.