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 Beijing Winter Olympics long before US diplomatic boycott

  • 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

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
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
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