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International relations

As Tokyo Games end, boycott debate looms over Beijing Olympics

Human rights activists say freedom has retreated in China since 2008

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a venue for Olympic figure skating in Beijing on Jan. 18.    © Xinhua/Kyodo

HONG KONG -- As the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games close on Sunday, attention will turn to Beijing and the prospects of a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Chinese capital's second turn at hosting the Olympics in less than 15 years.

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