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China leads Asia into a new Olympic era
12/02/2010 ASIA – CANADA
Vancouver: Asia’s hopes in the 21st Winter Olympic games
The Games will run from 12 to 28 February, coinciding with Chinese New Year. In Canada, about 2,500 athletes will represent 82 nations, 21 from Asia. Beijing is sending its largest delegation ever, but its presence is still overshadowed by its 2008 “Olympics prisoners”.
10/08/2004 GREECE - ASIA
Asia's resurgence at the Athens Olympics
Nuclear race is on in Asia
Ever more Asian states are building nuclear plants to have low cost, clean energy. But critics object to the risk of accidents, the danger that many may also have military technology and the possibility that plants may be targeted by terrorist groups.
08/09/2006 SOUTH KOREA CHINA
Seoul: "Beijing revising history to destroy our national unity"
Members of the Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee of the South Korean parliament have complained about the Chinese government's approval of university textbooks describing Korea as "part of China". China's perceived imposition with regard to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has also come under fire.
18/04/2008 JAPAN – CHINA
Buddhist temple refuses to welcome Beijing’s torch
The decision is taken in solidarity with Tibetan monks with whom Japanese Buddhist monks share a common faith. Japanese officials ask China not to deploy its “torch guards’ (in white and blue jump suit), members of China’s security forces.
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