Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters
Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

Maria Siow

China’s anger over ‘ugly’ Olympics coverage misses the picture

  • An image of weightlifter Hou Zhihui has led diplomats to accuse Western media of ‘unfairly targeting China’ during the Tokyo Games
  • But this accusation is a turn-off during a major event that promotes fair play, global unity and good sportsmanship

Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters
Hou Zhihui of China in action. Photo: Reuters
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Maria Siow

Maria Siow

Maria Siow is a long-time China-based correspondent and analyst with keen interest in East Asia. Maria has a masters degree in international relations.