China is struggling to fulfill its request to release the country from COVID for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, which are due to be held in February next year.
The Chinese authorities are ready and doing whatever is necessary to keep the workload at zero. Despite strict protocols, some areas in China report new cases on a daily basis.
China has implemented zero local transmissions, official policy, to the detriment of human freedom and violation of rights.
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Citing a CNN report, the Hong Kong Post reported that despite strict surveillance, “cases have been detected over the past week in the country’s largest cities, from Beijing and Shanghai to Guangzhou.”
However, China says Beijing is isolated from the rest of the country during the Winter Games period to ensure the virus does not enter the capital.
At the start of the week, at least 61 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in mainland China, according to local media.
The Winter Games are already controversial because several countries led by the United States have announced a diplomatic boycott.
Canada is the latest country to join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, first initiated by the United States. The other two countries are Australia and the United Kingdom.
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Human rights activists have raised their voices against China’s detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province and the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
In March, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials and one entity for alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to Sputnik.