A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA
A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA

Beijing 2022: ‘China will seriously sanction’ any country that boycotts Winter Olympics, says state-backed media chief

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Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA
A Chinese flag and Olympic sign are seen on a jacket of a Chinese athlete during a ceremony in Beijing in 2018 to mark the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag tour. Photo: EPA
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