Beijing 2022: Politics, Covid and Public Perception

As China kicks off the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games with what is promised to be a "very different" opening ceremony from the one 14 years ago, the context under which the Winter Games are held also could not be more contrasting to that of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Not only will the event be subject to the most comprehensive Covid-19 countermeasures ever seen in international sports but the Games have also been shrouded by much controversy regarding China's human rights record – all taking place against the backdrop of intensifying geopolitical jostling between Beijing and Washington.

In this week's podcast, join our Lead Asia-Pacific Analyst Dr Guo Yu, and fellow APAC Analysts,  Aédán Mordecai and Hans Horan, as we discuss the broad geopolitical and security risks connected to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

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