The Chinese national flag flies behind the logo of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese national flag flies behind the logo of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Winter Olympics: Chinese official says those who speak out on sensitive issues may be punished as rights activists advise athletes to ‘stay silent’

  • Beijing organising committee official Yang Shu says athletes must abide by Olympic charter rules and China national laws during the Games
  • Human rights activist Craig Foster says ‘athletes should be enraged that both their host, and their governing body, seek to limit their voice’

The Chinese national flag flies behind the logo of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese national flag flies behind the logo of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
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