Beijing wants to host a perfect Winter Olympics, but the pandemic and politics are getting in the way.
The event is scheduled to start in about two months, but a potentially aggressive new variant, omicron, may disrupt the stricter and better-established covid-19 prevention policies both inside and outside of China.
A recent #MeToo movement scandal involving China's top tennis star and a retired Communist Party leader, continued abuse of ethnic Uighurs, and other controversies have also piled up further pressure on Beijing as calls have emerged. to boycott the Winter Olympics.
David Culver discusses the challenges ahead for China.