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Podcasts from Spectator writers
The IOC does not know where to draw the line between sport as soft power and sport as hard political power
By Charles Parton
Xi knows what is happening. Xi is responsible. But will he ever see repercussions?
The CCP puts controlling Hong Kong above any damage to its international reputation
Things are unlikely to return to the old normal
The leader believes freedom is another dangerous virus
The truth about China’s genocide against the Uighurs
Cult of Mao: will the Olympics punish China?
How to help Hong Kong
The US is right to rethink its relationship with China
How Xi is using fear of COVID to crush Hong Kong’s autonomy
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.