Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games | AP News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday it will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns.

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12/8/2021 3:38:00 AM

Australia n Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his country is joining the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns. Such moves have been met with strong criticism from China .

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -  Australia n Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday it will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday it will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns.Morrison said it should come as no surprise that Australian officials would boycott the event after the nation’s relationship with China had broken down over recent years.

“I’m doing it because it’s in Australia’s national interest,” Morrison said.“It’s the right thing to do.”He said Australian athletes would still be able to compete.As well as citing human rights abuses, Morrison said China had been very critical of Australia’s efforts to have a strong defense force in the region “particularly in relation, most recently, to our decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.”

He said his government was very happy to talk to China about their differences.“There’s been no obstacle to that occurring on our side, but the Chinese government has consistently not accepted those opportunities for us to meet,” Morrison said.Rights groups have pushed for a full-blown boycott of the games, accusing China of rights abuses against ethnic minorities. The U.S. and Australian decisions fall short of those calls but come at an exceptionally turbulent time for international relations and have been met with a barrage of criticism from China.

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The Australian Olympic Committee said the arrangements for the 40 or so Australian athletes expected to compete at the games would not be impacted by Morrison’s announcement.“Getting the athletes to Beijing safely, competing safely and bringing them home safely remains our greatest challenge,” said Matt Carroll, the committee’s chief executive.

“Our Australian athletes have been training and competing with this Olympic dream for four years now and we are doing everything in our power to ensure we can help them succeed,” Carroll said in a statement.

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people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Even if China does not invite Australia, we still have to boycott it. If China does not boycott China, the Chinese cannot remember Australia. This is unacceptable for Australia. What about human rights violations committed by America on Black, Brown, & Tan folks? And Australia’s treatment of Indigenous peoples? Those are Human Rights Violations too!

How do you boycott something that you are not even invited ? China really cares- They loading more goods to be shipped to all these Countries Now--Goods these Countries do not produce any longer- How many ships are on the wall? 99 ships on the wall , 99 ships. all Chinese? HORRENDOUS ABUSE OF AUSTRALIAN ENGINEER ROBERT PETHER. INNOCENT EMPLOYEE TRAPPED ARRESTED IMPRISONED 8 MONTHS AGO IN IRAQ. FREEROBERTPETHER ARBITRARYDETENTION IRAQ MULTIPLE HUMANRIGHTS LAWS TREATIES VIOLATED HRW

The same Australia with the Camps? Thanks Scott. Aussie officials will have to buy their own tickets 滚吧,臭狗,谁让你来了? I think the US nuclear Subs were just discounted. C'mon 5Eyes jump on the US band wagon.

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics | AP NewsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” Another lab leak in the coming months then 🙄 So I guess I’m buying $RTX $LMT and $NOC 😂 Expect no medals for USA, even if they allow US athletes to participate.

It's a shame that you guys even don't care about thousands of homeless people in the winter in your country, but supposed some people in other countries may suffer from human rights violations. People deserve to feel warm in the winter, that's a basic human right. Another irrelevant country trying to be relevant.

The letter of apology must first be offered to your CITIZENS that you’ve so blatantly abused then to China for your disrespect before it is accepted. Understand what morality and ethics are before opening your mouths again. China as WORLD LEADER will NEVER reprimand the citizens or athletes for the despicable behaviour of their politicians and government. They are welcome. However, YOU ARE NOT INVITED without a letter of APOLOGY.

Australia suddenly cares about 'human rights' now after their soldiers murdered kids for sport in Afghanistan? Will governments change their social media profile pics too?! A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games has to be the most meaningless gesture I’ve seen. So a bunch of politicians miss out on a boondoggle trip. How does that advance human rights in China? Or help Uyghurs Muslims?

Guess I'm missing something but what's the point of a 'Diplomatic Boycott' of the Olympics? - I didn't even know Diplomats went to the Olympics, it's for the Athletes isn't it, who watches the Olympics to see Diplomats? So why would China give a fig about a Diplomatic Boycott? 🤷‍♂️ So I guess good I’ll smoko’ll be acting to get the Murugappan family hometobilo, welcome & settle the refugees we’ve been torturing for years, get rid of the indue card, support the statementfromtheheart & introduce Aboriginal Australians Voice in parliament. auspol

So Australia is letting their people out of their house so they can go to China? 1st, how have any of the athletes in Australia been able to train under the authoritarian rule of Australia, and when the athletes return, I’d hate to see what type of quarantine they will be facing. In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, China alleged that the detention centres “fall short of adequate medical conditions”.

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics China is threatening to take “firm countermeasures' if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympic Games So the lazy politiants don’t go. Who cares. Saves us a shit ton of money. They shouldn’t be there anyhow. None of them from any countries shouldn’t be there. It’s the Olympics not the useless UN. hypersonic missles? Why what happened?

A scathing report has detailed physical, psychological and sexual abuse within Australian gymnastics, particularly for the young girls. Wow. BRAVO you despicable excuse of human beings. 🤌🏻 utter hysterics You were saying? Australia's human rights history can be considered contradictory at best. Truth hurts as it SHOULD. 😉

Yes, it does. The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has found on many occasions that Australia has breached the fundamental human rights of people. You were saying? The upholding of human rights in Australia did not improve last year. When you open a can of worms best not be caught eating it. 😉😂 Asylum seekers caught by Australia's policy have many of their rights under international law infringed. They are subject to arbitrary arrest and detention. So just yes? Do as I say not as I do. 😉HYPOCRITES.

Sorry, but how to boycott a game that you have never been invited? BoycottBeijingOlympics Violations of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, refugees and asylum-seekers continued to cause concern. Don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house. 😉

US expected to announce diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in BeijingThe Biden administration has been under pressure from lawmakers to take a stand against China 's human rights abuses. who care

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 after what the regimen of China has done to the world , we can’t be part of anything with them. China is the only country that cheats in the Olympics and still loses. They’d probably just try to kill all the competing athletes if they had the chance, in their country. This is a public concern as well a political one.

And China should ban all OZ athletes from attending the game and give all their quota to US athletes , LOL Le toutou australien suit son maître US Meaningless virtue signals Viewers boycotting is something else entirely Morrison following his master. When Scott from marketing speaks (after sleepy Joe) all world leaders listen, so he is totally NOT irrelevant 🤣

⬇️⬇️⬇️ Tyranny, tyranny everywhere Australia doesn’t really have the moral authority to speak about anything at this time. 🤔🙄🤦🏼‍♂️

China accuses U.S. of 'grandstanding' with expected diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics'If the U.S. side is bent on going its own way, China will take firm countermeasures,' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.

When will the U.S. boycott Australia for putting it's people in 'camps' ? tigeryi98 truth is no-one gives a fuck to australia Well if that isn't 'The Pot calling the Kettle black' I don't know what is...

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics | AP News China is threatening to take “firm countermeasures' if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympic Games. It accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue of not sending dignitaries to attend the Games. To bad 😞

China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit | AP NewsBEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing an American diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Games, amid an increasingly bitter feud over the Biden administration's decision not to send officials over human rights concerns. Does China have any of the said Olympic spirit? A country that does not respect the basic human rights of athletes (e.g. the silencing of Peng Shuai) and the Uyghur people (forced detention and labor) is not one to lecture others about the Olympic spirit. Chinese Spirit of Assassination I didn’t think this was the first time for a country to do this.