More countries are joining a Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Olympics, and mixed messages are coming out of Beijing. On one hand, it accuses the nations of politicizing the Games. On the other, Beijing says it doesn’t care if they attend.
But that’s not the only boycott happening. China is now snubbing Lithuania for strengthening its ties to Taiwan. The European Union responds, saying it’s ready to stand up against all types of political pressure from China’s communist regime.
Members of China’s Communist Party have a new personal obligation: to have three kids. That’s according to a state media editorial, requiring party members to help boost the country’s birth rate and relieve its population crisis.
Chinese authorities are disqualifying independent candidates from running in an election, as Beijing claims it embraces a better style of democracy than the United States.
01:03 Beijing calls boycott political manipulation
03:40 Lithuania braces for China-led corporate boycott
05:49 How the Chinese regime uses economic coercion
08:10 China’s great leap backwards of press: report
10:36 Biden kicks off ‘summit for democracy’
12:10 Independent political candidates disqualified
15:05 CCP members should have 3 kids: Chinese state media
17:23 Footage: China’s para-police attack street vendor
18:09 Walmart closes 4 stores in China in one day
19:29 Weaker demand from China sinks German exports
20:01 German minister: curb imports from China
20:54 BBC pension fund invests in Chinese firms
22:52 Chinese woman dies from H5N6 Bird Flu