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China’s Xi Jinping pledges support for Tokyo Olympics as Japan extends coronavirus emergency

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach that his country will support the holding of this summer’s Tokyo Games, as the novel coronavirus outbreak has shown few sign of easing soon in Japan.The official Xinhua news agency also quoted Xi as saying during a telephone conversation with Bach that China is confident in hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics next year on schedule despite the pandemic.Xi’s remarks came as calls are…

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