US confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

US confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

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The United States confirmed this Monday (6) that they would not send an official diplomatic delegation – that is, they would not send political representative — For the Winter Olympics in China. You US athletes allowed to compete, which starts in February 2022.

White House Press Secretary in Advertisement, jane saki, mentioned cases of human rights violations involving the Asian country.

“The Biden Administration will not send any diplomatic or official representations to the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games” On-going genocide and crimes against humanity by the People’s Republic of China in Xinjiang, as well as other human rights abuses, Team USA athletes will get our full support. We will do 100% support for them from our home. We are not going to contribute to the pomp of the Games”. said in a press conference.

last month, Joe Biden Already informed that the measure is under analysis. Earlier, before the boycott was confirmed, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, zhao lijian, threatened retaliation and said that the decision could be “Important areas affect the dialogue and cooperation between China and the United States.”

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