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US-born Figure Skater Zhu Yi Under Attack on Social Media After Taking Fall in Beijing Olympics
Zhu Yi, a 19-year-old figure skater competing for China, took a hard fall over the weekend while skating for the women’s free program, knocking the hosting country from third place to fifth. She has been...
China Lifts Lockdown in Xi’an, Announces Mass COVID Testing in Beijing Ahead of Winter Olympics
One of China's longest and most stringent lockdowns came to an end on Jan. 24 after authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions in the northwestern city of Xi'an. The capital of Shaanxi Province, home...
Beijing Artist and Falun Gong Practitioner Xu Na Handed 8-Year Sentence for Reporting on COVID-19 Outbreak
Well known Falun Gong practitioner and Beijing-based painter Xu Na has been sentenced to eight years in prison on Jan. 16 after a sham trial — the latest round of abuse she has endured in...
Athletes Warned Against Speaking About Politics at Beijing Olympics
China has issued a warning to foreign athletes about potential punishment they may face for speech that is "against the Olympic spirit" or “violates Chinese law” at the upcoming Winter Olympics.Yang Shu, deputy director general...
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China Restricts Audiences at Beijing Olympics Citing COVID-19, Halts Public Ticket Sales
In view of the “severe and complicated” epidemic control situation, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced on Jan. 17 that tickets for the 2022 Games will not be sold publicly.  "We’ve decided to adjust...
Yuzhou: Second Chinese City Forced Into Total Lockdown Amid Government’s Zero-COVID Policy
After just three asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were detected, Chinese authorities have placed the city of Yuzhou, home to roughly 1.1 million people, into a citywide lockdown.  Residents woke up on Jan. 4 to see...
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US Will Send 18 Officials to Upcoming Beijing Olympics Despite Diplomatic Boycott
On Dec. 28, the White House confirmed that the U.S. will be sending 18 officials to the upcoming Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in Beijing in February 2022.This comes after the Biden...
North and South Korea Agree ‘In Principle’ to End Korean War Alongside US and China; Seoul Will Not Boycott Beijing Olympics
North and South Korea, along with the U.S. and China, have agreed on a “fundamental and principal level” to officially declare an end to the Korean war after nearly seventy years of strife in the...
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Rolling Out ‘Full Process Democracy’, Beijing Attempts to Equate Communism With Liberty
News analysis U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign saw the invitation of over 100 world leaders, civil society and private-sector representatives to his long-touted "Summit for Democracy” held on Dec. 4 and 5. The virtual summit...
Biden: US May Boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics Over Human Rights Concerns
President Joe Biden told reporters on Nov. 18 that the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing over reports of human rights abuse in China.  The President explained while...
People wave flags of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games Motto Launch Ceremony on September 17, 2021 in Beijing, China.
IOC to Restrict 2022 Beijing Games Attendance to Only Mainland China Spectators
In compliance with Beijing's communist government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that the winter Olympic Games to be held in the capital city will only permit spectators from mainland China itself. Spectators...