The Olympic flame is lighted during the opening ceremony for the Beijing Summer Games, on August 8, 2008. Photo: Robert Ng
The Olympic flame is lighted during the opening ceremony for the Beijing Summer Games, on August 8, 2008. Photo: Robert Ng
Why China was ready with short guest list for Winter Games
  • 2008 Summer Olympics was China’s big moment on the world stage, and it has nothing left to prove, analysts say
  • Beijing sees the US boycott as part of their mutual strategic rivalry, and was mentally prepared for multilateral action, they point out
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The Olympic flame is lighted during the opening ceremony for the Beijing Summer Games, on August 8, 2008. Photo: Robert Ng
The Olympic flame is lighted during the opening ceremony for the Beijing Summer Games, on August 8, 2008. Photo: Robert Ng
Why China was ready with short guest list for Winter Games
  • 2008 Summer Olympics was China’s big moment on the world stage, and it has nothing left to prove, analysts say
  • Beijing sees the US boycott as part of their mutual strategic rivalry, and was mentally prepared for multilateral action, they point out
31 minutes ago
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Why China was ready with short guest list for Winter Games
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  • 2008 Summer Olympics was China’s big moment on the world stage, and it has nothing left to prove, analysts say
  • Beijing sees the US boycott as part of their mutual strategic rivalry, and was mentally prepared for multilateral action, they point out
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Lithuania is embroiled in a feud with China over its decision to bolster ties with Taiwan. For four days its exporters were blocked from sending their goods to China. Photo: Reuters
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Scientists worldwide are racing to establish if current treatments and vaccines are effective against the new Omicron Covid-19 variant as governments try to slow its spread by tightening border controls.

Scientists worldwide are racing to establish if current treatments and vaccines are effective against the new Omicron Covid-19 variant as governments try to slow its spread by tightening border controls.

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Head of government’s panel of experts warns of ‘major epidemic, a major public health, social as well as political problem’ if China drops zero-Covid strategy.

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