The conditions at the Beijing Olympics are almost unbearable. Reports of strict measures, testing and isolation being done has caused some, such as Polish speed skater Natalia Maliszewska to turn to social media and expose their anxiety.
“I’ve been living in fear for over a week . These mood swings, the crying that makes me breathless.” She told Reuters in an interview that she cried “like crazy” in the back of an ambulance after a 3 a.m. knock on the door of her isolation hotel room because she did not know what was happening” reports NBC News.
Belgian skeleton racer Kim Meylemans posted a video crying over facing seven days of isolation away from the Olympic Village. The Finland men’s ice hockey team accused China of not respecting human rights for one of his players Marko Antila who was not getting good food’ and was under tremendous mental stress.
Over 150 athletes and team officials have tested positive since Jan 23, making the game more about strict isolation policy than athletic performance. NBC News reports of the conditions:
Competitors are living and competing inside an Olympic bubble, or “closed loop,” and have to take Covid tests daily. If they test positive, they are taken either to an isolation facility or a hospital, depending on the severity of their symptoms, until they are discharged either through negative tests or the sign-off of a panel of medical experts.
U.S. figure skater and medal hopeful Vincent Zhou was among the latest athletes to test positive for Covid, and he was forced to withdraw from the individual event starting Tuesday.
“I have been doing everything in my power to stay free of Covid,” he said in a tearful video posted on Instagram on Monday. “I’ve isolated myself so much that the loneliness I’ve felt in the last month or two has been crushing at times.”
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With a little help from their Democrat friends, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party just announced the opening of its second plant in the United States.
Fox News reports Gotion Inc., whose parent company Gotion High-Tech is based in Hefei, China, unveiled plans to build a $2 billion lithium battery plant in Manteno, Illinois, alongside Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who cheered the project.
The announcement comes amid growing opposition to the company’s plans to build a billion-dollar factory in Mecosta County, Michigan.
In order to make the expansion happen, lobbyists for the Chinese Communist Party-tied electric vehicle company funneled cash to Democrats. “Individuals at a law firm registered as foreign agents to lobby on behalf of Gotion, a Chinese electric vehicle battery company developing a controversial project in Michigan, and wired campaign contributions to several top Democrats” reports Fox News.
“According to state and federal filings, Monique Field-Foster, an attorney at the Lansing office of the Warner Norcross + Judd law firm who is acting as a foreign agent on behalf of Gotion, donated to the campaigns of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer’s sister Liz Gereghty and Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Rep. Elissa Slotkin” the Fox News report continued.
“With the right incentives, nation-leading infrastructure, world-class workforce and booming clean energy production, we have transformed ourselves into an attractive location for global manufacturers. Today, we take another leap forward. It’s my pleasure to welcome Gotion to Illinois and to show the world yet again that Illinois is ready to be a player on the world stage.”
Pritzker delivered remarks late last week thanking Gotion for choosing Illinois to call “home” in a ceremony with leaders from Gotion High-Tech, including Li Zhen, the company’s chairman and president, who said he expected the factory to open in less than 12 months.
“All that we see here [in Illinois] are of enormous value to us: an enabling business environment, a supportive state government for the new energy industry and their highly efficient work, as well as the prospects of the State of Illinois in the coming years,” the Gotion president added. “We believe that Gotion’s battery technology will help to boost e-mobility in North America and the economic and trade exchanges between China and the U.S.”
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