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As PyeongChang Olympics Close, Countdown to Beijing Begins

Expand Emblem for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is unveiled during a launch ceremony in Beijing, China December 15, 2017. © 2017 Reuters On Sunday, fireworks will mark the close of the Winter Games in South Korea, and PyeongChang will hand the next Winter Olympics’ torch to Beijing, China. China sought the Summer Olympics in 2008 and the Winter Olympics in 2022 to burnish its international reputation. And all the while the government’s relentless crackdown rolls on, with the harassment or jailing of hundreds of lawyers, journalists, and human rights advocates. As Olympics hosting responsibilities…

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