Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beijing

US Olympians voice concern over human rights ahead of Beijing 2022

Rights groups and US lawmakers have called on the IOC to postpone the 2022 Games and relocate the event unless China ends what the US deems an ongoing genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups.

Olympics-Beijing Games flame lit at Olympia amid protests

The Chinese capital will become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games when it stages the Feb 4-20 event but protests and calls for boycotts over the country's human rights record have marred the run-up.

Beijing Games organisers admit ‘great pressure’ over Covid

February's Games could be the most restricted mass sporting event since the pandemic began, with no international spectators allowed and a vaccine mandate for anyone entering.

Biden, Xi speak by phone for first time since February

Relations between Washington and Beijing have been at their lowest point in decades and it was only the second call between the leaders since Biden took office in January.

Harris accuses China of ‘intimidation’ in disputed seas

Washington is seeking to reset relations in Asia and build a bulwark against the rising might of Beijing.

Outspoken billionaire jailed for 18 years in China for ‘provoking trouble’

Beijing has been cracking down on the growing power of private businesses and entrepreneurs.

Beijing pressure ‘undermining’ Australian universities’ freedom

Chinese students in Australia fear that if they speak out in favour of democracy, their parents could be punished in China.

Beijing tells Nato not to play up China’s military threat

Nato had said that China's 'stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order'.

US condemns ‘escalatory’ Chinese military flights off Malaysia, Taiwan

The US Air Force's Pacific commander says these activities 'add to the list' of China's 'destabilising activities'.

Chinese military flights near Malaysia, ‘routine training’ or ‘routine warning’?

A new oil exploration by Petronas may be among the factors behind the latest turmoil.

China dakwa penerbangan di ruang udara Sarawak adalah ‘rutin latihan’

Jurucakap kedutaan China berkata mengikut undang-undang antarabangsa, pesawat ketenteraan China menikmati kebebasan untuk melaksanakan penerbangan di ruang udara yang relevan.

Xi calls for greater international media reach to counter criticism of China

The president wants isolated China to ‘make friends and win over the majority’ worldwide.

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