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2022 Asian Games Called Off as China Struggles to Stamp Out Coronavirus

HeadlineMay 06, 2022

The Olympic Council of Asia says it will indefinitely postpone the 2022 Asian Games, set to be held in Hangzhou, China, in September. This comes as China continues to battle its worst COVID-19 surge since the early days of the pandemic. On Thursday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said he remained committed to China’s “zero-COVID” strategy, even as Beijing reported new cases, increasing residents’ fears of a citywide lockdown. Nearly 330 million people in more than 40 cities across China are currently on lockdown — that’s roughly equivalent to the population of the entire United States.

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