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G20 leaders back Beijing 2022 as opposition recedes

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi welcomes the China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the welcome ceremony on the first day of the Rome G20 summit. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

The G20 organisation of world leaders included a statement endorsing the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in its most recent communiqué, saying the event "serves as a symbol of humanity’s resilience".