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China Declares Stand-Up Comedy ‘Offensive Art’

Officials in Beijing on Tuesday imposed a hefty fine on the producers of a stand-up comedy show that was deemed “offensive” for unspecified reasons. It was the first case in which Beijing’s increasingly popular comedy scene was punished for content violations.

This photo taken on November 21, 2020 shows stand-up comedian Qiqi performing at a theatre in Beijing. - A new wave of young, female stand-up acts in China has crashed into what has always previously been a man's world, and benefiting from a surge of interest in stand-up in China …

Beijing’s Trade with U.S. Up 133.4% in First Quarter

The customs agency for Beijing released data on Monday that showed trade with the United States increasing by 133.4% in the first quarter of 2021 to reach $12.5 billion. Total trade for the city with all partners was up by 8.8 percent from the pandemic year of 2020, and 1.9 percent higher than pre-pandemic totals in 2019.

A cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. - China's trade surplus with the United States narrowed last year as the world's two biggest economies exchanged punitive tariffs in a bruising trade war, official data …

Biden Can’t Boycott Olympics Because Coca-Cola Is a Sponsor

Chinese officials and state media on Wednesday warned the Biden administration not to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics over human-rights complaints, claiming that such a boycott would “damage the spirit of the Olympic Charter” and inflict severe economic and political damage on the weakened United States.

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Uyghurs Take Beijing Games Boycott to Olympics Ethics Chief

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), a human rights and advocacy organization for the ethnic group, has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s ethics commission chair to review its call for the 2022 Winter Games not to be held in Beijing, China, citing allegations of “crimes against humanity” by China against Uyghurs.

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 26: People wear protective masks as they walk front the logos of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Yanqing Ice Festival on February 26, 2021 in Beijing, China. The Festival comes at the final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty …