A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA
A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA

China’s Xi Jinping pledges support for Tokyo Olympics as Japan extends coronavirus emergency

  • The Chinese president also told IOC chief Thomas Bach he is confident of hosting the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing on schedule despite the pandemic
  • Covid-19 fears have led to mounting calls for the Tokyo event to be postponed or cancelled, while China is facing boycott threats over human rights issues

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA
A protester holds a placard during an anti-Olympics rally outside the Japan Olympic Museum in February. Photo: DPA
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