A giant Olympic rings monument at dusk in Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo. Photo: EPA
A giant Olympic rings monument at dusk in Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo. Photo: EPA

As Xi offers vaccines to Tokyo Olympics, China hopes to avoid a boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Games

  • Is there more to China’s offers to jab athletes than simply showing solidarity to a fellow Olympics host?
  • As Japan cuddles up to Team USA, Beijing’s move is likely aimed at resetting ties and ensuring its neighbour does not join moves to spoil China’s big moment next year, analysts say

Knowledge |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A giant Olympic rings monument at dusk in Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo. Photo: EPA
A giant Olympic rings monument at dusk in Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo. Photo: EPA

Corrected [10:47am, 17 May, 2021]

  • [10:47am, 17 May, 2021]

    This story has been corrected to show that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was the first foreign leader, not the first head of state, to meet US President Joe Biden.

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