China on High Alert Over Omicron as Olympics Nears

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 10, 2022China in Focusshare

Two Omicron cases in a nearby city put Beijing on high alert, just weeks before the Winter Olympics start.

In a rare and courageous move, a Xi’an resident uses his real name in a video to criticize the lockdown measures, saying the authorities “treat people like livestock.”

Some English signs in Beijing subways and airports are replaced by Chinese pinyin. Foreigners won’t be able to understand them. But some say it’s part of Xi Jinping’s effort to show “cultural self-confidence.”

The Chinese regime has named a new commander for its military force in Hong Kong. The man used to lead the clampdown on Xinjiang’s ethnic minorities.

U.S. chip company Intel appears to be walking back a statement where they called on partners to avoid sourcing from China’s Xinjiang. This is after getting backlash from China.

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