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8 Reasons China Should Definitely Not Host the Winter Olympics

As the year comes to a close, the Chinese government, broadcaster NBC, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have begun ramping up promotion for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics – held under a regime currently committing genocide and actively persecuting athletes and journalists.

Exile Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the holding of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Five effigies represent Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia and the region ethnic Uighurs call 'East Turkestan', under Chinese …

Even Taiwan Won’t Boycott China’s Genocide Olympics

The government of the sovereign state of Taiwan issued remarks this week asserting that it “respects” the decision by President Joe Biden not to send politicians to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and would consider a similar move, but suggested that a boycott of the event is not on the table.

Human rights activists hold banners as they protest in Taipei against the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, 2021. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP) (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese Defense Ministry Wants Closer Ties to U.S. Military

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Friday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) desires closer relations with the U.S. military – and then blamed the U.S. for taking “provocative” actions that make such a close relationship difficult.

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade Thursday in the South China Sea.

China: Joe Biden Invite to Taiwan for Democracy Summit ‘Wimpy’

The State Department announced this week that it would host a “Summit for Democracy” online, featuring the sovereign nation of Taiwan among its participants. While the U.S. government does not recognize Taiwan as a country, an outraged Chinese protested that it, the world’s most prolific human rights abuser, was not invited.

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China Threatens Australia with an ‘Iron Fist’ over Taiwan

China’s state-run Global Times published an op-ed by its editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, on Thursday in which Hu argues that China “should be prepared with an iron fist” to use against Australia if the nation follows through with a recent promise to support the U.S. in a theoretical war with China over Taiwan.

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