Boycott discussion about the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

Mr. Dahlin, the closer the Winter Olympics in Beijing draws, the louder the criticism, mainly because of the human rights situation. What about human rights in China? Peter Dahlin: Since the 2008 Summer Olympics, we have seen a steady deterioration in all areas related to fundamental human rights. The situation has deteriorated in recent years … Read more

Alpine skiing: squad for Beijing is taking shape

Although Nina Ortlieb (February 2020 in La Thuile) and Nicole Schmidhofer (December 2019 Lake Louise), who are only back in advanced training, and for whom an Olympic start is still too early after their serious knee injury, the last domestic winners in Super-G and If downhill is missing, ÖSV women’s boss Christian Mitter and downhill … Read more

Catastrophic shooting sent the Czech relay to the bottom, yet biathletes have five places for Beijing –

So it meant an extra 750 meters in the run and if you add a very bad shooting time, in the end it was a result of poverty in the form of up to 18th place in the finish. The Russians celebrated the championship, and it is at least a small patch for the Czechia … Read more

Three weeks before the Winter Olympics, Omicron at the gates of Beijing

Screening in Tianjin (China), January 10, 2022. STR / AFP China is in turn affected by the Omicron variant. It would have appeared in December 2021 in Tianjin, a city of fourteen million inhabitants located 130 kilometers east of Beijing. A first, asymptomatic case was detected on December 13 in a traveler who returned from … Read more

A fire in the Bouches-du-Rhône creates significant air pollution “comparable to that of Beijing”

The alert threshold is largely exceeded. Air pollution generated by the fire at a waste recycling center in Bouches-du-Rhône for ten days “Has significant repercussions on the population”, according to the air monitoring organization AtmoSud. “We can make a comparison with Beijing when the pollution peaks are the most intense”, said Tuesday, January 4, Dominique … Read more

Japan will not send ministerial officials to Olympics-2022 in Beijing

Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno avoided calling the decision a boycott, but said Japan “does not plan to send government officials” to the Winter Olympics in China. “Japan believes that it is important that the common values ​​shared by the international community, such as freedom, human rights and the rule of law, are also respected … Read more

Embarrassed, Beijing once again tries to defuse the Peng Shuai affair

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai poses with former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (left), Chinese sailing sportswoman Xu Lijia (foreground) and retired Chinese table tennis player Wang Liqin ( behind), at an event in Shanghai, China, in this photo posted to social media on December 19, 2021. TWITTER /QINGQINGPARIS / REUTERS Scoop or staging? For … Read more

Hong Kong: low turnout without opposition, locked by Beijing

Barnabas Fung, second from right, and other officials from the Hong Kong Election Affairs Commission empty a ballot box to count votes, during parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 19, 2021. KIN CHEUNG / AP It was an unopposed ballot. Hong Kong recorded a historically low turnout for the renewal of its Legislative Council, the first … Read more

In Hong Kong, a ballot locked by Beijing

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong party chair Starry Lee Wai-king (center) at a campaign rally in Hong Kong on December 5, 2021. KIN CHEUNG / AP The Hong Kong people are called, Sunday, December 19, to vote for their Parliament, the Legislative Council (Legco), which will for the first time … Read more

Beijing attacks the supremacy of Hollywood cinema

The poster of the film “The Battle at Lake Changjin” in a cinema, in Beijing (China), September 30, 2021. VCG / VCG / GETTY IMAGES Hollywood cinema, the soul and concentrate of American “soft power”, does it still have a future in the Middle Kingdom? It is already violently clashing with Chinese interests in the … Read more