Olympics boycott

On the Eve of Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Disquiet Dominates

Nerves are running high for athletes and organizers on the eve of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The prospect of further boycotts by activists, diplomats, and athletes threatens to spoil organizers’ hopes of a seamless...

Lockdowns Follow Omicron Infections in Tianjin, Henan

China’s National Health Commission reported 166 new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Over 20 million people across northern China are in at-home lockdown due to outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants....

#WhereIsPengShuai: The World Wants To Know

A campaign initiated by Chinese feminists to locate the disappeared tennis star Peng Shuai has gone global. Many of the world’s biggest tennis stars—including Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and Andy Murray—have posted messages on...

Richard N. Haass: Don’t Snub Beijing Olympics

Written by Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, from Project Syndicate: China lobbied long and hard to host this summer’s Olympics, and thousands of Chinese literally danced in the streets when...

Why a Beijing Boycott Failed

Calls for leaders and athletes to stay away from the Beijing Games in protest over China’s human rights violations and activities in Africa seemed to have momentum just a few months ago. Why is no one listening anymore?...

… And Why He Should Stay Home

Written by Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow, from Los Angeles Times: President Bush’s announcement that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics came in the wake of brutal crackdowns in Tibet and during a...

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom: The Boycotts of ’08 Revisited

From The Far Eastern Economic Review: It was springtime in the eighth year of a young century and the Olympics would begin soon in an old capital. No medals would be awarded until the summer, but the ’08 Games were already...

China’s Nationalism, and How Not to Deal with It

An interesting analytical commentary on China’s latest wave of (ultra-)nationalism, and how the West lessons from dealing with Germany’s in 1930s. Translated by CDT from Southern Breeze magazine, via sina.com: [The...

Beijing Not Alone When It Comes to Olympic Disputes

From The Christian Science Monitor: Some Olympiads are born controversial, some achieve controversy, and some have controversy thrust upon them. Though few editions of the modern Olympic Games have been as bitterly contested as...

Tibet Through Chinese Eyes

Written by Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, from Newsweek: The recent crisis over the Olympic torch and Tibet represent an epic clash: not just between Tibetans and Beijing, but...



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