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Beijing Olympics Begin, African Union Leaders Convene, and More

February 3, 2022

The Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing, the African Union (AU) holds its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House.


Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast


Yanzhong Huang, “China welcomed the world the last time it hosted the Olympics. Not now.” Washington Post, February 3, 2022


Ian Johnson, “The Games Nobody Wants: How the Winter Olympics Became a Headache for China,”, February 1, 2022


Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany,” The White House, January 27, 2022


Podcasts Mentioned


Gabrielle Sierra, “Hey, Remember the Olympics?” Why It Matters, July 15, 2020