Olympics Anti-China forces are stirring trouble ahead of Beijing Olympics -Global Times

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SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics in Beijing subsequent 12 months will likely be a “rite of passage” for China to turn out to be a mature main energy, the state-backed Global Times mentioned in an editorial on Tuesday, alleging that anti-Chinese forces had been making an attempt to make trouble.

Referring to feedback made by the United States that it’d take into account a diplomatic boycott of the video games in February to protest China’s human rights practices, the Global Times mentioned it was “not worthy” for China to expend power on the matter, or “even attempt to reverse their negative thoughts towards China.”

“The ideological conflicts between China and the West will escalate before the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 as anti-Chinese forces will converge to make trouble for China,” said the Global Times, which is printed by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party.

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“This event will not only be a comprehensive stress test for China’s ability to respond to various crises, but also a catalyst for China’s growth in mentality as a major power.”

Human rights teams have known as for a boycott of the Games in February over China’s report on human rights. Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden final week mentioned he was contemplating a diplomatic boycott, which might imply that U.S. officers wouldn’t attend the opening of the Games. learn extra

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned on Monday that no resolution has but been made on who will signify the federal government on the Beijing Winter Olympics, although he didn’t help the concept of sporting boycotts. learn extra

Governments sometimes ship a high-ranking delegation of diplomats to opening ceremonies in a present of worldwide help. The 2022 Winter Olympics run from Feb. 4-20.

The case of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose whereabouts turned a matter worldwide concern over the previous few weeks after she posted a message on social media alleging that China’s former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her, has additionally forged a shadow over the approaching video games. learn extra

Peng reappeared in Beijing over the weekend and held a video name with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, however the Women’s Tennis Association and French authorities officers mentioned that they nonetheless had issues over her well-being.

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Reporting by Brenda Goh
Editing by Shri Navaratnam

A Chinese flag flutters near the Olympic rings on the Olympic Tower in Beijing, China November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo