Regardless of where they are held, nationalism and identity affect how the Olympic Games are portrayed and perceived. What image of itself as a nation has China presented to its own people and to the international audience as its capital becomes the first city to host both the summer and winter games? How have ethnicity and nationality been featured or downplayed in American and Chinese coverage of the 2022 Games? What is the significance of the Uyghur torch bearer? In what ways have sports, nationalism, and identify changed since China hosted the Summer Games in 2008?
In an interview conducted on February 22, 2022, New York Times correspondent Amy Qin and University of Hong Kong history professor Guoqi Xu discuss issues of national and individual identity at Beijing Games.