China’s Strict Rules Limit Holiday Gatherings

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 31, 2022China in Focus

Ahead of Lunar New Year’s eve, Taiwan’s president pledges to “stride” into the world, and thanks democratic nations for their support of the island.

Taiwan’s foreign minister says the island won’t stay silent in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s coercion.

At the same time, a brief meeting between Taiwan and Washington draws China’s ire—after officials from the two nations met on a visit to Honduras.

A U.S. commission voices concern for the safety of America’s Olympic athletes—specifically, about those who speak out about China’s human rights abuses.

Activists are using a T-shirt campaign to draw attention to a missing Chinese sports star. They say they hope the message will get the world’s attention.

Some Chinese families won’t be able to reunite for the year’s biggest festival: the Lunar New Year. The separation looms for the third year in a row, as pandemic restrictions cast a shadow on the celebration.

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