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China asked Russia to delay Ukraine invasion until after Olympics -NYT

March 2 (Reuters) - Senior Chinese officials told senior Russian officials in early February not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the New York Times reported, quotin...

China warns US not to include Taiwan in Indo-Pacific Strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on Tuesday (Feb. 21) told Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the U.S. should not include Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific Strategy. During a...

Taiwan to discipline Olympic skater for 'inappropriate remarks and actions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) on Monday (Feb. 21) announced that the government will discuss disciplinary action against Olympic speed skater Huang Yu-ting (黃郁婷) ...

Germany's luge champion says she will never return to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After safely heading back to her home country, German Olympic luger Natalie Geisenberger said she will never return to China. In December, Geisenberger spoke openly of ...

How has China used the Winter Olympics to shape its image?

After athletes from around the world spent two weeks competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, many believe the event offered an opportunity for China to try and reshape its international image. ...

Cheating, doping, and biased judging will mar the Olympic brand long after Beijing Games

This weekend, the Winter Olympics finally draws to a conclusion in Beijing. It has been an astonishing fortnight with coverage lurching from one crisis to another, crowding out headlines on sportin...

Taiwan's foreign ministry hits back at Chinese Olympics organizing committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) refuted comments on Taiwan by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) Spokesperson Yan Jiarong (嚴家蓉), saying ...

Chinese official makes political statement on Taiwan, says Olympics shouldn't be politicized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite claims that the Olympics should not be politicized, a Chinese official on Thursday (Feb. 17) made an overtly political comment about Taiwan and dismissed human rig...

Artist mocks China's Olympic cheating, bullying of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese dissident artist Badiucao (巴丢草) on Wednesday (Feb. 16) uploaded a new poster mocking the Chinese short-track speed skating team's alleged cheating during the W...

Chinese men's hockey team bombs out of Olympics with 0-4 record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's controversial men's hockey team, which featured a large proportion of foreign-born players, crashed out of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics without winning...

Scrubbed Olympic sites deepen confusion over Eileen Gu's US citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two recently deleted internet posts have added to the confusion over the status of teenage skier Eileen Gu's (谷愛凌) citizenship, prompting former U.S. Ambassador to the...

Swedish skater says China's hosting of Olympics 'extremely irresponsible' amid human rights abuses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel, who won two gold medals at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, on Sunday (Feb. 13) condemned the International Olympic Committee (IOC...

Eileen Gu has 'Marie Antoinette' moment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teenage skier Eileen Gu (谷愛凌) has drawn the ire of Western and Chinese netizens alike for her comment on virtual private networks (VPNs) that in the West is being compared...

Lee becomes 1st Taiwanese to compete in women's slalom at Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Wen-yi (李玟儀) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) made history as the first Taiwanese to compete in the women's slalom of the alpine skiing category at the Winter Olympics. Co...

Video shows Chinese soldier get stuck under Russian Olympic Committee flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video footage surfaced on Tuesday (Feb. 8) showing a Chinese soldier accidentally drape his face with the Russian Olympic Committee flag. On Tuesday (Feb. 8), China Unc...