Winter Olympics meant to be a sequel for Beijing, but boycott threats dampen its hopes

Despite protests, Beijing is undeterred from pushing ahead with its Olympics plans.

BEIJING - The Winter Olympics in Beijing next February was meant to be another opportunity for China to project soft power and show the world how far it has come since it hosted the Summer Games in 2008.

But moves by some countries to boycott the event are threatening to dampen its ambitions.

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