Why Are America’s Athletes Defecting to China? Red China’s Hidden Olympic Agenda

Brendon Fallon
By Brendon Fallon
February 10, 2022Wide Angle
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Why Are America’s Athletes Defecting to China? Red China’s Hidden Olympic Agenda

For this special two-part edition of The Wide Angle, I’m joined by China economics professor Antonio Graceffo—a graduate of the Shanghai University of Sport. I garner his insights into two pivotal U.S.-China issues: American-born athletes starring on the China Olympic team; and China’s startling high-volume investment in U.S. biopharm and genomics companies.

While seemingly unrelated, these two topics are both underscored by the prevailing danger posed by the Chinese Communist Party to U.S. national security.

Why are defected, U.S.-born athletes being presented as the stars of the Beijing 2022 China team? And what’s in store for them, like Zhu Yi (former Beverly Zhu from California) whose performance may not be up to scratch?

Graceffo is the author of “Beyond the Belt and Road: China’s Global Expansion” and “The Wrestler’s Dissertation.”

 

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