In 2008, China hosted a successful Summer Olympics, capturing the world’s attention and asserting its growing power. Fourteen years later, Beijing is again hosting the Olympic games, this time in winter, and their position on the world stage has changed. China’s economic power has continued to rise, and its authoritarian leadership has raised concerns worldwide. Some nations, including the U.S., have refused to send government representatives to the games to protest reported human rights abuses in China. Listen to learn how and why perceptions of China have shifted since it first hosted the Olympics.
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