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EXPLAINER: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

Apr. 07, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. A department spokesman on Tuesday suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China’s rights abuses was among the...

EXPLAINER: What drives possible boycott of Beijing Olympics

Mar. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

Some kind of boycott is almost sure to affect next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics. It's driven by the widely reported internment of Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China, which has been termed a genocide by human rights groups. A broad...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

Feb. 26, 2021 04:39 AM EST

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments could reach $2...