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U.S. paying athletes to 'disrupt' Winter Olympics: China state media

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They care about the Olympics. What they don't care is whether USA is going to boycott or not. Obviously USA is not going to boycott because they're all talk.

Then China should just stop talking about the boycott or anything related to it! Yet all they're doing is keeping it in the news. They talk about it more than the US does!

(And the list of visas are all US consulars or lower for the athletes - no official delegation, minister, or even head of a government agency)

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People accuse China of paying online commentators all the time (I wish, where is my paycheque?) but somehow think that their own countries would never deign to do such things.

Honestly I am not so sure how necessary paying off athletes to be disruptive would be, I feel like the ones that would be willing to do so would do it for free anyway. Like that basketball player that has just become a CIA mouthpiece.

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They care about the Olympics. What they don't care is whether USA is going to boycott or not. Obviously USA is not going to boycott because they're all talk.

US citizens that have qualified for the Olympics can go or not, as they choose. The USGovt isn't telling them anything specific beyond what is on the travel.state.gov website - which is what they tell everyone.

Sports competitors have different visas than tourists. Those all go through the Chinese missions spread around the US. Last time I got a visa to visit China was in 2008, before the last Olympics. Did it while in Hong Kong and it was pretty easy - just pay the money and hand over your passport ... then wait.

There won't be any high-profile US diplomats in China for the Olympics.

BTW, Happy New Year to all.

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lostrune2:

Obviously China cares - they keep talking about it

They care about the Olympics. What they don't care is whether USA is going to boycott or not. Obviously USA is not going to boycott because they're all talk.

The US cares, but doesn't care enough to pay athletes to do this.

Don't need to pay the athletes. USA applied for diplomatic visas.

It's a diplomatic boycott but it's not a diplomatic boycott. In the meanwhile, they've forced their minions to go on a diplomatic boycott!!! Yes, US always cares about the countries they use.

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Sounds like a possible pre-apology for a poor medal count

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Obviously China cares - they keep talking about it

The US cares, but doesn't care enough to pay athletes to do this. But that's Chinese state media for ya

(Even the US Olympic organization is not funded by the US government)

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I'd also be wary of those Americans who applied for diplomatic visas during the Olympics. And they call it a diplomatic boycott????!!!!!!! Jesus, the hypocrisy never stops. There's nothing to prevent the US from doing a 1980. I doubt whether China cares.

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This is reverse psychology on China's part. They think that the US athletes will make sure not cause any disturbance whatsoever. Otherwise China's claim that the US govt. paying the athletes to do so will be pointed out as having been true.

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With the way the headline of this article was presented, the author of this article seems to be agreeing with the Chinese State Media.

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The Chinese may have a point but we're all so prejudiced...

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Says the country that pays people and businesses all over the world to promote Chinese goods, their great CCP nation, and buys out businesses simply to expand Chinese influence, property, people etc. The CCP is using an absolute fortune to pay off the world to enlarge its grip.

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Anyway - Olympic athletes aren't paid or aided by the US Govt.

The US Govt doesn't fund any athletics beyond the college games in the NCAA for military academies. So they fund the Air Force https://goairforcefalcons.com/ , Naval https://navysports.com/, Coast Guard academy https://www.uscgasports.com/landing/index and West Point sports in the same ways that other colleges do, except the military academies are all free, so there aren't any athletic scholarships based on sports excellence.

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Total bunk. Typical CCP propaganda.

How many non-Chinese athletes will somehow have positive COVID tests hours before their event so Chinese athletes can finish a little higher? I just made that up. Call it propaganda, which it is. But I don't recall any concerns over this in Japan last year.

Perhaps we need to ask Wilson Edwards (fake Swedish Biologist created by CCP https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/11/fictitious-swiss-scientist-entangles ) or the "Data 100" company (fake CCP organization trying to act like Gallop). Or get the CCHRC, Cross-Cultural Human Rights Center, a front for CCP-Chinese in Netherlands trying to push China's non-existent Human Rights as mainstream https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/01/vu-takes-chinese-backed-human-rights-centre-offline-to-address-concerns/ ? Or do we need to look at the stolen photo graph claimed by the CCP to be Afghanistan children holding undetonated devices left by the US military, which turned out to be from the Syrian regime and Russian forces in Idlib, Syria?

Add all this up and we have an authoritarian CCP govt doing everything they can to fuzz the truth for their own tastes regardless of reality.

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Keep in mind this news is not for our consumption, but for the Chinese. It's to rile up nationalism and tension for all foreign athletes attending the games.

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What a joke! Trusting a report provided by The CCP is like trusting the politically influenced CDC advice, who say nothing about flooding the US with people with COVID. Wake up people!

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What a joke! Trusting a report provided by The CCP I’d like trusting a politically influenced CDC advice, who say nothing about flooding the US with people with COVID. Wake up people!

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That money won't be coming from companies like Nike, Coca Cola, Visa, etc. You can bet on that!

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Yeah, I believe it, NOT!

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Bogeys gonna walk down that aisle.

walk to the center rings.

grab the mic and say “we’re taking over!!!”

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@Meiyouwenti: I'll hurt plenty, it's all about face.

The optics are bad. They're throwing a party, and the cool kids aint coming.

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They’re professional athletes, so I suppose they’ll take any money offered them.

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Not sending officials won’t hurt China at all. The Games will be held without a hitch and the whole world will be watching and enjoying every game on TV.

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More lies from Communist China.

The free world should have boycotted this farce of an event. The Chinese will use every dirty trick in the book to detain foreign athletes for minimum 21 days after "positive Covid tests", interfere with drug testing and create a dangerous atmosphere for foreign athletes and media.

Anyone going there is taking a huge risk. It will be a disastrous event.

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Just a ploy by CCP to open a pathway to arrest anybody from the US Olympic team or press.

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The United States is paying athletes to "create disturbances" during the Beijing Winter Olympics, Chinese state media reported Saturday.

Where can I sign up to get a cut of that US Gov Olympic disturbance pay?

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Haha! China is taking this straight out of Trump's playbook. Preemptive lying.

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If the US government was at the games in any official capacity, US athletes would likely be labeled directly as state sponsored disruptors, so no real difference here.

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I’d be in for a donation via go fund me

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Rediculous claim

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They lie about everything and think we won't notice or care. The state controlled media that is

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LOL, Biden not even gonna look at Olympic

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Should read: "China state media claim: ..." -AFP

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