Beijing Games: Sports coverage fine, other things maybe not
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC says the Olympics are only about the sports; no politics allowed. This will be the mantra, as it always is, when the Beijing Winter Games open in six months. Covering ski races or figure-skating finals should be painless; just stay in the sports bubble and out of trouble. But reporters from other countries who puncture the PR skin to explore other aspects of life in China — as they have in Japan during the Tokyo Olympics — could draw more than criticism. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File) Covering ski races or figure-skating finals should be painless; just stay in the sports bubble and out of trouble.
© Christmas Celis / AFP This archive photo taken on July 23, 2021 shows people at the front of a wheel loader to cross a street flooded at The sequence of heavy rains in the city of Zhengzhou, in the Chinese province of Henan. Photo Stock Illustration.
The heavy rains and floods do not cease in China. On Monday, 9 August, more than 80,000 people had to be evacuated in Sichuan Province, in the southwestern country.
More than 80,000 people were evacuated following rains and floods in Sichuan Province, southwestern China , reported on Monday the official press, bringing to more 440,000 The number of people affected by the weather recently hit the province into different places.
According to CCTV public television, heavy rains and floods have already led to more than $ 38 million in economic losses, while 45 homes were destroyed and 118 seriously damaged.
The province of Henan, in the center of the country, had been struck last month by unpublished torrential rains, with the effect of floods that killed more than 300 people mainly in the provincial capital Zhengzhou.
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