Tag: 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Is China’s Investigation of the ‘Chained Woman’ Set to Do Her More Harm Than Good?

Parents in China understand the need to keep a close eye on their children: to prevent them from wandering off, as there is an ever-present risk of child abduction. Over there, the idea of children being stolen, sold, and enslaved is not an abstract notion or an isolated circumstance—it’s a day-to-day reality. In 1995, a…


Anti-CCP Sentiment Flares in South Korea Over Winter Olympics Dispute Before Presidential Election

The South Koreans are very angry. Disputes at the Beijing Winter Olympics, from woman wearing Hanbok at the opening ceremony to a controversial penalty in short track speed skating, have sharply inflamed anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sentiment in South Korea. This could influence how people vote in South Korea’s presidential election in March. Hanbok Controversy…


Legality of Dual Citizenship in China Depends on the CCP’s Needs: Expert

News Analysis Dual nationality is not recognized in China, according to the country’s Nationality Law—but the law might be ignored if it is in the communist ruling party’s interest and what it deems necessary. For example, the Chinese regime banned the Australian government from intervening in the rescue of a Hongkonger arrested last year on the…


Multiple Factors Contributing to Global Shipping Rate Plunge: China Economic Analysts

Chinese industry analysts attribute the global shipping rate drop to a number of China-related factors, including Beijing’s environmental protection order for the Winter Olympics, China’s reduced steel production, and the easing of port entry disruptions due to COVID-19 that sent shipping rates sky-high last year. Global rates for large bulk carriers have plunged by 90…


Factors Contributing to Global Shipping Rate Plunge: China Economic Analysts

Chinese industry analysts attribute the global shipping rate drop to a number of China-related factors, including Beijing’s environmental protection order for the Winter Olympics, China’s reduced steel production, and the easing of port entry disruptions due to COVID-19 that sent shipping rates sky-high last year. Global rates for large bulk carriers have plunged by 90…


3 Days Before the Beijing Olympics, New York Man’s Mother Was Arrested for Her Faith, Again

On Wednesday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) issued a statement in which he highlighted the human rights abuses happening right now in China—and within that statement, Scott highlighted the case of a woman named Ji Yunzhi: “Three days before the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Ji Yunzhi, a Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested…


Why Are America’s Athletes Defecting to China? Red China’s Hidden Olympic Agenda

For this special two-part edition of The Wide Angle, I’m joined by China economics professor Antonio Graceffo—a graduate of the Shanghai University of Sport. I garner his insights into two pivotal U.S.-China issues: American-born athletes starring on the China Olympic team; and China’s startling high-volume investment in U.S. biopharm and genomics companies. While seemingly unrelated,…


Winter Olympics Sees All-Time Viewership Lows

Following the first four nights of competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics, NBC is slated for the lowest-rated Winter Games in history. NBC, USA Network, and Peacock averaged 12.8 million viewers on Friday night, down tremendously from the 27.8 million average four years ago for the event in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. Viewership for the opening ceremony…


Papua New Guinean PM Tests Positive to COVID-19 During Trip to Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Beijing on Feb. 3 for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games. His office revealed on Feb. 6, that the prime minister will not travel to France the following week for the Indo-Pacific summit, where he was slated to meet…


Melbourne Car Parade to Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

Around 20 vehicles took to the metropolitan Melbourne streets for a car parade to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in the Australian state of Victoria on Feb. 4 just hours before the opening ceremony kicked off. The protest was led by the Uyghur Association of Victoria but included activists from the Tibetan community,…