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US born Chinese skater faces criticism for falling several times during Olympic event

Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi has faced increasing criticism on Chinese social media, after falling several times during her Olympic team event skates. Her debut on Sunday saw her fall once, pushing Team China out of the medals. A second performance on Monday, where she fell twice, earned her more criticism. Her performance was called […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: First games to use 100% artificial snow from 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns

The Beijing Games, kicking off on February 4, will be the first Winter Olympics to use virtually 100% artificial snow by deploying more than 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns working flat out to cover the ski slopes. “This is not only energy and water intensive, frequently using chemicals to slow melt, but also […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics organisers ease Covid-19 testing requirements for participants

Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be considered virus-free. Of more than 3,000 Olympic arrivals, 106 have tested positive for the virus since 4 January. […]

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China hires western influencers to whitewash its image during 2022 Winter Olympics

Western TikTok influencers with hundreds and thousands of followers on TikTok, Instagram or Twitch, is set to spread positive stories about China throughout next month’s Winter Olympics. Concerned about the international backlash against the Beijing Games amid a wave of diplomatic boycotts, the government has hired western PR professionals to spread an alternative narrative through […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics athletes advised to use burner phones in China

The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfers and Olympic news. But cybersecurity group Citizen […]

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China warns countries who announced diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

China warned countries who announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics that they “will pay the price for their mistaken acts”. The US, UK, Australia and Canada will not send government representatives to the Games because of concerns over China’s human rights record. This includes widespread allegations of abuse against the Uyghur minority […]

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Australia joins United States in diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Australia will join the US in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision was in response to “human rights abuses” in China’s Xinjiang province and “many other issues that Australia has consistently raised”. Athletes would still attend, he added. China has condemned the US announcement […]

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United States announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics citing human rights concerns

The United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over concerns about China’s record on human rights, the White House said Monday. “The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against […]

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Nancy Pelosi calls Biden, other world leaders to boycott Beijing 2022 Olympics

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, criticizing China for human rights abuses and saying global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US lawmakers have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, and have lashed […]