• 26 November, 2022
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N.Korea’s Kim congratulates China on Olympics, says together they will frustrate U.S. threats

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea's Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen cooperation with China and together "frustrate" threats and hostile policies from the United States and its allies, state media reported…

Success or Failure: Beijing Winter Olympics Is Bad News for the World

Fourteen years ago, China conducted the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The games were a success, and the biggest beneficiary was Xi Jinping. He was Vice President of China and…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India’s Diplomatic Boycott of the Winter Games – A Slap on China’s Wrist

China’s decision to make Army Colonel Qi Fabao who fought with Indian forces in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh in June 2020 an Olympic torch bearer at the Winter Games…

By Kanwal Sibal

N.Korea’s Kim calls Olympics ‘great victory’ for China, calls for better relations

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulating him on the Beijing Winter Olympics as a "great…

Russia and China to discuss closer gas, financial ties during Putin visit, says Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia and China will discuss closer gas and financial ties during President Vladimir Putin's trip to Beijing for the Winter Olympics, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, and a…

Olympics-Rule 50 on political protests a conundrum for athletes in Beijing

By Karolos Grohmann BEIJING (Reuters) - Athletes considering staging political protests during the Beijing 2022 Winter Games will have to negotiate the International Olympic Committee's Rule 50 which originally banned…

Olympics-Beijing Games organisers hope to have 30% capacity in venues

By Karolos Grohmann BEIJING (Reuters) - Organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are hoping for stadium capacities of at least 30% despite China's enforcement of tight regulations to contain…

Putin, Xi to discuss European security amid Ukraine standoff – Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and Chinese presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will spend a "lot of time" discussing security in Europe and the set of demands Moscow has made…

Amid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China

By Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Winter Olympics kick off in a week, putting sports at centre-stage following preparations that have been clouded by diplomatic boycotts and the…

Beijing 2022 eases COVID curbs for Games; China warns on pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) -Organisers of next month's Beijing Winter Olympics slightly eased the strict COVID-19 requirements for participants, a move that means fewer athletes are likely to be tripped up by…

U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which…

Poland’s president to attend Beijing Olympics amidst U.S. boycott

WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland's President Andrzej Duda will attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, a top aide confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, as a number…