What To Do About the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

Beijing National Stadium.  Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Peter23 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beijing_national_stadium.jpg

By Benedict Rogers
September 10, 2020

In 2022, China is due to host the Winter Olympics. Yet increasingly, people are asking: Does a regime accused of atrocity crimes and grave breaches of an international treaty deserve to host this prestigious sporting event? Earlier this week, a coalition of human rights groups delivered a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urging it to revoke Beijing’s hosting privileges.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has always been repressive. But over the past eight years since Xi Jinping took power, that repression within China’s borders has taken on an entirely new level of intensity, just as the regime has become more aggressive abroad.

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