American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.
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China said it succeeded on a vow by Xi Jinping, the country’s top leader, to nurture millions of winter sports enthusiasts. But will the interest last after the Winter Games end?
States in the Middle East are increasingly looking to China not just to buy their oil, but to invest in their infrastructure and cooperate on technology and security.
At least 20 million people were under full lockdown as recently as last week, and many more cities across the country have been subjected to partial lockdowns and mass testing.
Beijing’s anti-democratic authoritarianism has only solidified the island’s identity, turning the Taiwan Strait into one of Asia’s biggest potential flashpoints.
An unusual flurry of diplomatic activity suggests a subtle shift may be underway in Europe, driven in part by the region’s growing frustration over China’s aggressive posture.
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.
Some family members said they did not want to assign responsibility for the disaster before the government had finished its investigation.
The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China’s ambitions.
The long months of harsh lockdown have faded from view in Wuhan, the first city in the world devastated by the new coronavirus.