US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

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USA announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

The boycott does not apply to American athletes.

US President Joe Biden's administration will not send diplomatic or official representatives for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to human rights violations.

This was stated by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a briefing on December 6.

< p> As Jen Psaki emphasized, US athletes will not be banned from competing.

“American team athletes will have our full support, we will root for them from home. American diplomats and the official representatives would perceive these Games as always, but the aggressive violation of human rights and atrocities on the part of the PRC do not allow us to do this. nt, advocating for human rights is in American DNA, “said the US speaker.

professional tennis player Peng Shuai, who accused a former Politburo member of forcing her to have sex with him. It is also known that the likelihood of a boycott is being considered by the UK and Australia.

The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4th to 20th.

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