Artist mocks China’s Olympic cheating, bullying of Taiwan
By Keoni Everington
February 17th, 2022
Badiucao illustration shows a Chinese skater flick banana peel in front of a Taiwanese athlete
The illustration alludes to an incident in which Fan Kexin (範可新) was captured on camera flicking a marker in front of her Canadian opponent Alyson Charles during the last lap of the quarterfinals of the women’s 500 meters short-track speed skating competition on Feb. 7. Charles then stepped on the marker and spun out of control into the wall, preventing her from crossing the finish line.
Chinese skaters were also seen committing other infractions and benefited from controversial calls in a number of other short-track speed skating races during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
In his tweet, Badiucao wrote that the poster’s design is a commentary on “China’s constant threat to one of Asia’s finest democracies, Taiwan.” In Chinese, he then wrote “Support Taiwan independence!”