lørdag 20. november 2021

China Furious With Joe Biden As He Mulls Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

China's Foreign Ministry has lashed out at President Joe Biden after he said the U.S. is mulling a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics over the ruling communist regime's human rights record. "It's something we're considering," Biden confirmed when pressed on the issue during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office on Thursday. A diplomatic boycott from the U.S. would mean that the Biden administration would not send dignitaries to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February 2022, but American athletes would still be allowed to compete.

While Athletes Plan to Compete in China, Biden Considers Diplomatic Protest. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian hit back at Biden's remarks on Friday, saying that it is wrong to politicize the Games. "The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the Paralympics are the stage for athletes from all over the world," he said. "Politicizing sports is against the Olympic spirit and harms the interests of athletes from all countries."