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Biggest-ever Asian Games ready for liftoff in China after COVID delay

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By Peter STEBBINGS

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19th Asian Games Hangzhou - Here we come. Wishing the athletes, their support staff, organizers, games officials, fans, hospitality sector, and the media a jolly good time on and off the sporting arena.

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I beg to differ. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Taipei_Olympic_flag

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They should stop holding major events in this genocidal and oppressive country.

This is an old propanda that didn't work. The population in Xinjiang has increased. Move on to Hong Kong and Taiwan Independence or Huawei, none of which has worked as well.

Why do we keep denouncing them on the one hand while rewarding them with the other?

It's because the media in your country has multiple players. One says China is collapsing. The other says it is a threat to take over the world. So your citizens believes in a country that is collapsing can also take over the world. Go figure.

Assad is making his first visit to ally China since the war erupted in Syria in 2011.

Host a competition and practice diplomacy. Busy China multi-tasks well.

Taiwanese athletes compete as Chinese Taipei and use a modified Olympic Flag which also depicts the white sun with rays.

The Malaysian flag also has a sun with rays. The shape of the Chinese Taipei flag is in the shape of the national flower of China. The flowering trees in Hanegi Koen in Setagaya, Tokyo.

Xiangqi -- also known as "Chinese chess" -- the card game bridge and the ancient wrestling discipline of kurash are all on the menu.

As well as dragon boat racing. There are some mean bridge players in the US.

There is an added incentive which has caused controversy in South Korea -- winning gold will exempt them from having to do military service.

Tottenham Hotspur football forward Song Heiung-min bypassed the 21 month military stint when Korea won the gold medal in football at the 2018 games in Indonesia.

Pakistan vs India Oct 7th Gold Medal Game in cricket, probably most watched match.

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Taiwanese athletes compete as Chinese Taipei and use a modified Olympic Flag which also depicts the white sun with rays.

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They should stop holding major events in this genocidal and oppressive country.

Why do we keep denouncing them on the one hand while rewarding them with the other?

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