China Celebrates Winter Games Success Against Rival USA

Figure skaters Sui Wenjing and Han Cong from China cheer with the Chinese flag. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP/dpa (Image: dpa)
(Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP/dpa)

Beijing – With its record number of gold medals, China scored a victory over its geopolitical rivals, the United States, at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

In the medal table, the Olympic hosts were third behind Norway and Germany, ahead of the United States. The victory over the United States was celebrated on Chinese social media. “At the Summer Games last year, the US got a gold medal ahead of China, this year China is beating the US for a medal,” one user wrote.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party and the government congratulated the team for the “best performance ever” at the Winter Games. “Homeland and people are proud of your achievements.” Success is a powerful incentive to turn China into a modern socialist country.

Diplomatic boycott of the Mars games

The games were overshadowed by a diplomatic boycott, led by the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia, which did not send political representatives to the opening and closing ceremonies. The actions were justified with human rights abuses, the repression of the opposition in Hong Kong, the persecution of minorities and the saber rattling against Taiwan. Germany also did not send representatives, but did not want to talk about a boycott.

China won nine golds, four silvers and two bronzes. The 15 medals were enough for a place in the national ranking for the great production of gold. In contrast, the US only placed fourth with a total of 25 medals because it only won eight gold medals.

© dpa-infocom, dpa:220220-99-214845/2

Jamie Franklin

"Troublemaker. Typical travel fan. Food fanatic. Award-winning student. Organizer. Entrepreneur. Bacon specialist."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.