Lu Xiaojun, one of the biggest names in weightlifting and one of only five athletes to have won three Olympic gold medals in the sport, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO).
Lu’s sample was taken out-of-competition on October 30, according to the International Testing Agency (ITA), which carries out all anti-doping procedures for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
EPO stimulates erythropoiesis (red blood cell production) and can modify the body’s capacity to transport oxygen and, therefore, increase stamina and performance.
“We spent $3million on anti-doping in the past year.”
One of the most famous weightlifting contests in the sport’s Olympic history was ruled to have been a sham today when the “champion” from Kazakhstan was disqualified.
Nijat Rahimov, who stunned the Chinese favourite Lu Xiaojun by smashing the world record with his final attempt in the 77kg category at Rio 2016, has been suspended for eight years and had all his results since March 2016 scratched.
He swapped urine samples with a “clean” athlete three times in the build-up to the Rio Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled.
Lu now stands to be promoted from second place to first.
Japan is building up its military capabilities in a big way, and that’s largely because of the threat emanating from its western neighbor—no not Russia or North Korea—China. In this episode of China Uncensored, we discuss how controversial a move this is for Japan, how Japan’s military buildup is also more widely accepted than it used to be, and the challenges Japan faces in building up its military.
China and India had a violent clash at their disputed border. China is now downplaying the dangers of Covid as it eases up on its zero covid policy. After several US states banned TikTok on government devices, Congress is now looking at a ban on the Chinese-owned social media app. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week’s China news headlines.
The West applied SANCTIONS against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine and the USA is now Ramping up Technology Sanctions against CHINA to protect the latest Intellectual Property. TECHNOLOGY is critical for development and the whole world relies upon experts and specialists from centers of excellence in areas such as SILICON VALLEY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN, SOUTH KOREA etc. In this video I provide more details on the current situation and the impact on Russia, China and the Global Economy.
Last week Chinese President Xi Jinping led a large delegation for three days of meetings with Saudi leaders in Riyadh. It was Xi’s first visit to a foreign country since the pandemic and the confinements.
China and Saudi Arabia have become integral strategic allies. The visit has led to the signing of 34 key economic agreements. Bilateral investment agreements worth $50 billion were signed.
The two sides also agreed on coordination between Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 development programme and China’s Silk Road, launched in 2013.
In March this year Saudi Arabia agreed to sell its oil to China using the Chinese yuan instead of the US dollar.
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin is dead. Protests continue across China, although the police state that Jiang created is working hard to suppress it. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at how mourning Jiang Zemin could be dicey for Xi Jinping, what the media got wrong about Jiang Zemin, and how Chinese netizens are getting around censorship.
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin may be dead, but that doesn’t mean he’s totally out of the way of current Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The two were locked in a bitter power struggle for close to a decade, the basis for the people’s favorite soap opera “General Hostility”. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at how Jiang is being remembered in Chinese state-run media, important aspects of his life that were left out, and how Jiang’s family cashed in on his position.
Documents reveal that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inquired about the use of martial law in February during the Freedom Convoy protests.
Trudeau’s government defended the action of using wartime tanks saying that the country’s “social cohesion, national unity and international reputation” were at serious risk of “irremediable harms” at the hands of the peaceful protestors.
The Canadian Prime Minister said that anti-vaxxers “don’t believe in science, they’re often misogynists, also often racists.”
A year ago, the US DoD estimated that China might have 700 warheads operational within the next five years. And up to a thousand by 2030. But this past summer, those estimates have gone up even further. So how many warheads might China really right now? And how many might it be aiming for in the near future? Watch the video to learn more.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping knows he screwed up. Despite securing a third term in office, his position as the head of the CCP isn’t secure, which means this mistake could cost him. In this episode of China Uncensored, we talk about China’s zero covid policy, China’s real estate.sector and investor sentiment about China.