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F1’s Chinese GP set to be called off due to coronavirus with Vietnam race at risk

Race unlikely to be rescheduled due to busy calendarInaugural Vietnam GP on 5 April also in doubtThe Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be postponed after the outbreak of the coronavirus. There is a possibility that the race, which is due to take place …

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus threatens World Indoor Athletics championships in Nanjing

• World Athletics confirms talks with World Health Organization• Asian Athletics Association cancels Hangzhoux championshipsDoubts are growing over whether the World Indoor Athletics championships will be staged in Nanjing in March after China’s leader…

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Sonny Bill Williams follows Mesut Özil in support of Uighur ethnic group

Williams risks backlash from China with his political tweet‘Sad time when we choose economic benefits over humanity’Sonny Bill Williams has tweeted his support of the minority Uighur ethnic group, mirroring the stance of football star Mesut Özil which …

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Sonny Bill Williams follows Mesut Özil in support of Uighur ethnic group

Williams risks backlash from China with his political tweet‘Sad time when we choose economic benefits over humanity’Sonny Bill Williams has tweeted his support of the minority Uighur ethnic group, mirroring the stance of football star Mesut Özil which …

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Mesut Özil, the playmaker who spoke out when football stayed silent

Football’s authorities and China criticised the Arsenal star for highlighting the plight of the Uighurs. Now the mercurial player seems isolated and alienatedLast Sunday the legions of Premier League followers in China were denied the opportunity to wa…

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China’s Arsenal blackout highlights Premier League’s ethics problem

Özil’s Uighur comments have angered China, but the world’s most famous league has remained tight-lipped so farAcross the street from the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, the venue of Arsenal’s first ever match in China in 1995, shoppers at an Adidas store …

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Mesut Özil should be able to say what he likes about subjects he cares about | Eni Aluko

Sportsmen and women cannot and should not be censored. Sometimes, they are the changemakers we needSince I first found myself, as a high-profile footballer and England international, in the public eye one of the rules I have tried to live by is this: s…

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The Guardian view on Özil, Arsenal and Liverpool: football with a conscience | Editorial

The clubs have taken very different stances on human rights issues this week. Commercial interests do not absolve them of social responsibilitiesTwo of England’s most prestigious Premier League football clubs, both owned by US investors, have been conf…

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Mesut Özil China row: western brands be warned, self-censorship won’t protect you | Frances Eve

The Arsenal player was right to speak up, and western companies should remember that staying silent is no guarantee of China’s favourArsenal star Mesut Özil tends to cause controversy on and off the pitch. That is why he should be applauded for speakin…

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Mesut Özil row: Chinese Arsenal fans react angrily to player’s Xinjiang post – video report

Chinese fans of Arsenal have expressed anger at a social media post from Mesut Özil about China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang. In the post on Instagram, Özil denounced Beijing for burning Qur’ans, closing mosques and the killing of religious schol…

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Mesut Özil row: Chinese Arsenal fans react angrily to player’s Xinjiang post – video report

Chinese fans of Arsenal have expressed anger at a social media post from Mesut Özil about China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang. In the post on Instagram, Özil denounced Beijing for burning Qur’ans, closing mosques and the killing of religious schol…

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Mesut Özil row: China’s Arsenal fans burn shirts in anger at Xinjiang post

Player, who has 4 million followers on Chinese microblog Weibo, is called a ‘dirty ant’ for attacking ChinaChinese football fans have burned Arsenal football shirts and called on the club to fire star player Mesut Özil after he publicly criticised Chin…

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Mesut Özil row: China’s Arsenal fans burn shirts in anger at Xinjiang post

Player, who has 4 million followers on Chinese microblog Weibo, is called a ‘dirty ant’ for attacking ChinaChinese football fans have burned Arsenal football shirts and called on the club to fire star player Mesut Özil after he publicly criticised Chin…

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Craven Arsenal abandon Mesut Özil over his stance on China’s Uighur persecution | Sean Ingle

The midfielder is in tune with a United Nations panel and human rights groups over the imprisonment of millions of Uighurs but the club chose to raise a white flagArsenal might not be any good at parking the bus. But they sure know how to throw Mesut Ö…

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Craven Arsenal abandon Mesut Özil over his stance on China’s Uighur persecution | Sean Ingle

The midfielder is in tune with a United Nations panel and human rights groups over the imprisonment of millions of Uighurs but the club chose to raise a white flagArsenal might not be any good at parking the bus. But they sure know how to throw Mesut Ö…

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Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal match after Mesut Özil criticism

• Özil posted message about China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims• CCTV was supposed to show Arsenal’s clash with Man CityChina’s state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday removed Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City from its broadcast schedule f…

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Arsenal distance themselves from Mesut Özil comments on Uighurs’ plight

• Midfielder highlighted persecution of Muslims in China• Club says it ‘does not involve itself in politics’ in statementArsenal have distanced themselves from comments made by Mesut Özil on Instagram, in which he spoke out strongly against China’s per…