3 mn read Once again India-China animosity became apparent during the opening ceremony of winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. Decision to involve People’s Liberation Army soldier as a torchbearer who in 2020 were a part of Galwan conflict with Indian soldiers, that caused several casualties on both the sides. India announced diplomatic boycott of the games right before the opening ceremony. Skier Arif Khan is a single athlete participating in games and representing India in Winter Olympics 2022. Doordarshan, a public service broadcaster announced to not cover opening and closing ceremonies live of the games.
3 mn read I write to you on Human Rights Day this open letter with regard to the upcoming Winter Games to be held in Beijing (“Beijing 2022”). As you are aware, there have been a lot of concerns over the human rights record of the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”), China’s ruling dictatorship. Some of the human rights abuses were examined by the Uyghur Tribunal recently, a non-binding people’s tribunal examining a large body of evidence of abuse against Uyghur Muslims by the CCP. The Tribunal yesterday, headed by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, considered that there was evidence, beyond reasonable doubt, that the CCP was committing crimes against humanity, and conducting a genocide, against Uyghur Muslims.
7 mn read During Beijing 2008, there was a small protest at a hotel in Beijing and in Tiananmen Square. Among the protester was a Westerner who eluded the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and police and brought the human rights situation in China to the attention of the Western media in Beijing. Who was he? Thirteen years later, Eat News found this man in Los Angeles.
2 mn read Taiwan and Hong Kong may send teams for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to Beijing despite ongoing political tensions with China, the International Olympic Committee said on August 1. Beijing was awarded the 2022 Games in February 2015, becoming the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.