U.S. diplomats will boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights abuses
An image of a Chinese flag is seen near the Olympic rings at the Olympic Tower, Beijing. November 11, 2021.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters
Monday’s announcement by the U.S. of a diplomatic boycott against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was unanimously supported by critics of China’s human rights record.
The U.S. will continue to participate in the Games, but President Joe Biden’s Administration will not send an official representative due to China’s ongoing genocide, crimes against humanity, and other human rights violations, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters.
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