US announces diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

07-12-2021 Tue 15:22

The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic representatives or officials to the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing. In the face of China's heinous human rights violations and atrocities in Xinjiang, where many members of the Uighur minority have been suppressed or imprisoned. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, stated this. He stated that sending representatives would approach these games as if they were business as usual, which the US just cannot do."Despite this, athletes from the United States will compete in the games." We fully support Team USA athletes. "We'll be cheering them on from the sidelines," Psaki said during a White House press briefing on Monday.Those promoting a boycott are grandstanding and should stop so as not to damage discussions and cooperation between China and the US in critical sectors, according to Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China's foreign ministry.


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