China Can’t Silence Olympic Athletes

A move also was impractical, with little time, few possible sites, and a global pandemic further limiting options. Only a country willing to bear Beijing’s displeasure could step in, leaving just the United States and Canada as plausible substitutes among post-2002 hosts. Nor was the highly political International Olympic Committee […]

Latin America’s Leftists Aren’t Who You Think

Secondly, many of the progressives riding this anti-incumbent tsunami are pragmatic centrists who disfavor the timeworn, anti-imperialist rhetoric that burns bridges between the United States and its neighbors. The region’s most influential leftist, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has taken only two foreign trips as president, both to the […]

China lashes out at US for mulling departure of embassy officials from Beijing over COVID

China has expressed concerns over reports stating that the US is considering authorising departures of American diplomats in Beijing over COVID-19 rules in the Asian country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday that China is “ undoubtedly the safest country at present” […]