Beijing Lights Olympic Flame in Opening Ceremony

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
February 4, 2022China in Focus

The Olympic Flame is lit in Beijing. But this year, the world is focusing on more than just what’s happening inside the city’s stadium.

Russia’s president is in Beijing for the opening of the Winter Olympics. But while there, he met in person with Chinese leader Xi Jinping for the first time in two years.

India announces a last-minute diplomatic boycott of the Olympics—but for a different reason than most. Beijing selected a Chinese commander to be an Olympic torchbearer—despite the man’s role in deadly border clashes with India.

The House passes a bill to help the United States compete with China. But it remains to be seen how Washington plans to hold Beijing accountable.

A video clip triggers outrage online and revives debate over a crime going back decades in China. A suspected victim of bride trafficking, one woman is found chained inside a shed.

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