Xinjiang (China)

Thomas Bach, IOC President, Rebukes a Chinese Official Over Political Comments

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, issued what amounted to a rare and surprising rebuke of a Chinese Olympic official during a news conference Friday. His remarks came after Yan Jiarong, a spokeswoman for the Beijing Olympics, made comments at a news conference the previous day that seemed to violate Olympic rules […]

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Tesla Draws Criticism After Opening Dealership in Xinjiang

Tesla came under fire from political leaders and human rights groups Tuesday after announcing it would open a dealership in the Xinjiang region, where China is accused of detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in indoctrination camps. “Together let’s start the journey of pure electricity in Xinjiang,” Tesla said in a post on Weibo, the […]

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United States Will Not Send Government Officials to Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will not send any American government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, making official a diplomatic boycott to pressure China for human rights abuses. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said that while American athletes would be able to compete in the Winter Games in Beijing, there […]

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