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Gabriel Crossley
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 4, 2022
Fast-spreading omicron to test Beijing Winter Games bubble
Core to the planning is the rigidly-enforced closed loop that physically separates Games-related personnel from the local population.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Nov 24, 2021
Peng Shuai case is the latest glimpse into the machinery of Beijing's control
The tennis star was not heard from publicly for nearly three weeks after alleging former vice premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.
Japan Times
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Nov 17, 2021
Wary hopes in Beijing over Chinese hockey team's Olympic chances
Hockey is still a niche sport in China — especially outside the country's chilly northeast — and amateur players are realistic about what the men's team can accomplish at the Winter Games.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2021
Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID-19 and rights concerns
Beijing is promising a 'simple and safe' 2022 Games — although preparations are anything but simple as China battles COVID-19 flare-ups and calls from human rights groups for a boycott.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 18, 2021
China's economy stumbles on power crunch and property woes
GDP grew 4.9% in the July-September period from a year earlier, the weakest clip since the third quarter of 2020 and missing forecasts.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Aug 21, 2021
China's pushback on COVID-19 and human rights trumps any desire for better relations with West
Beijing's doubling down on fringe theories about COVID-19 is part of an upsurge in China's attempts to deflect criticism, experts and diplomats say.

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