China’s rejuvenation to the fore as President Xi Jinping opens National Games

Published Sep 15 2021 at 3:28 PM GMT
  • President Xi Jinping officially opened the National Games of China in the northwestern city of Xian, in a key test of the country’s Covid-19 defences in the countdown to next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing.
  • A colourful opening ceremony on Wednesday, replete with performances highlighting the ancient host city in front of a packed stadium of masked spectators, emphasised Beijing’s aims for national rejuvenation and to become a major sporting power by 2050.
  • One of the first major sporting events….



  • Published Sep 15, 2021 3:28 PM GMT