Asian Games: Minister cancels China visit over barred Arunachal athletes


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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has canceled his visit to China for the Asian Games 2023 after Beijing denied visas and accreditation to three athletes from Arunachal Pradesh. India also lodged a formal protest with China, citing "discrimination against Indian sportspersons." Notably, China is hosting the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou starting Saturday, where Indian athletes are scheduled to compete in 39 sports.