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The bad news from Beijing

Hopes for a boost to China’s metal demand from an end to its city-shutting Covid Zero policy have been dashed by a defiant address from the country’s all-powerful President Xi Jinping at the opening of the Communist Party’s congress in Beijing over the weekend.

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Realists probably expected nothing less from Xi, a man who is following the lead set by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in effectively anointing himself as President for life.

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