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West should halt effort to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

It is time to stop using the Games as leverage against Beijing

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The countdown board for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games, pictured in Beijing on Oct 27: an offended, confused China will not alter its behavior.   © Sipa/AP

Yutong Niu is a Women in Security fellow at Pomona College, California and a former research intern at Pacific Forum, a Honolulu-based think tank focused on the Asia-Pacific region.

Now that the COVID-19-disrupted Tokyo 2020 Olympics with its empty stadiums and silent spectators are well and truly behind us, the spotlight is now on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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