2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia joins US diplomatic boycott
The US is leading the diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, over human rights concerns.
Protesters have called for a boycott of the eventAustralia has said it will join the US in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision was in response to "human rights abuses" in China's Xinjiang province and "many other issues that Australia has consistently raised".
Athletes would still attend, he added.China has condemned the US announcement and threatened to retaliate, without giving further details.On Monday, the US said it would not send diplomats to the Games in Beijing over concerns about China's human rights record.
US will pay price for Olympics boycott, China saysMr Morrison said it was "no surprise" that Australia had joined the boycott, given relations with China had deteriorated in recent years."I'm doing it because it's in Australia's national interest," he said on Wednesday. "It's the right thing to do." headtopics.com
He accused China of rejecting opportunities to improve relations, insisting Australia remained open to bilateral talks.At a media briefing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused the US of violating "political neutrality in sport" and said the proposed boycott was "based on lies and rumours".
Tensions are high between both countries. The US has accused China of genocide in its repression of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in the western region of Xinjiang - an allegation China has strongly denied.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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Well, that's gonna hurt, Australian Diplomats had a heck of a four-man Bobsled Team 😏 Serioulsy the only way an Olympic Boycott would be effective is if the Athletes don't go, nobody cares if the Diplomats go or not least of all China. When will the UK join the party? Sorry, but how to boycott a game that you have never been invited? BoycottBeijingOlympics
They have also killed millions around the world with the China Virus and tried to cover it up!
US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter OlympicsThe news comes after China pledged unspecified 'countermeasures' against any such diplomatic boycott. Boris is messing about -he should take same action
Joe Biden to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter OlympicsUnder the proposed boycott, U.S. government officials will not attend the Winter Olympics in February, but American athletes would still participate and compete, CNN reported on Sunday. Good! It’s a very stupid decision. Joe is toooooo old to make sound judgment. And the world never boycotted the US for doing this.
How Biden’s symbolic Winter Olympics snub was designed to avoid China’s wrathDiplomatic boycott reflects Washington’s desire to send a message over human rights abuses without critically harming relations with Beijing, reports Ahmed Aboudouh
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