China Seeks Japan’s Help to Support Winter Olympics

China has urged Japan to support the Beijing Olympics amid calls for a boycott from Western nations over their alleged human rights violations. “China fully supported Japan in hosting the Tokyo Olympics. Japan should have basic faith,” said Chinese Foreign …

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Australia Mulls Beijing Winter Olympics Unofficial Boycott

Australian politicians from both major parties have urged the government to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics next year in China, as concern grows for the welfare of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who accused former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of …

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China Battles New COVID-19 Surge as Winter Olympic Games Draw Near

China faces another COVID-19 surge as the Beijing Winter Olympics is coming. Chinese authorities have placed the country under strict stay-at-home protocol as the COVID-19 cases increase in China. Residents of Beijing were instructed not to leave the city unless …

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Protesters Interrupt Olympic Torch-Lighting Ceremony

Activists interrupted the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics torch-lighting ceremony by doing a series of protests on Monday, October 18. Activists called for a boycott of the event in different ways while invited authorities such as Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and …

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Ban Foreign Spectators, Require 21-Day Quarantine for Unvaccinated Participants

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sept. 29 new restrictions for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, including a ban on foreign spectators and mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated participants. Under the new guidelines, all athletes and participants who …

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EU to Boycott China Winter Olympics over Human and Civil Rights Abuses

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to continuing human rights abuses. The resolution was passed with 578 votes in favor to 29 against, with 73 abstentions, and …

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AirBNB Asked to Drop Beijing Winter Olympics Participation over China Human Rights Abuses

AirBNB has been asked to drop its sponsorship for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human rights campaigners following human rights abuse claims coming out of Xinjiang. The coalition is putting pressure on multiple sponsors for …

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