Australia and the UK have joined the United States in the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing over human rights issues. From Boris Johnson: “No ministers are expected to attend and no officials. The government has no hesitation in raising these issues with China, as I did with President Xi the last time I talked to him.”

+ “When inconvenient news erupts on the Chinese internet, the censors jump into action. Twenty minutes was all it took to mobilize after Peng Shuai, the tennis star and one of China’s most famous athletes, went online and accused Zhang Gaoli, a former vice premier, of sexual assault.” China Unleashed Its Propaganda Machine on Peng Shuai’s MeToo Accusation. Her Story Still Got Out.