tirsdag 7. desember 2021

'NO ONE CARES': China lashes out as Australia considers diplomatic boycott

China has issued a defiant response amid speculation Australia will enforce a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. It comes as the US led the way in announcing such a move on Monday (local time) in response to China's human rights record, with Beijing promising "countermeasures" to the decision. But when asked about Australia taking similar action, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian dismissed the impact of such a move, brandishing it "posturing" for political gain.

"In fact, no one would care about whether these people come or not, and it has no impact whatsoever on the Olympics to be successfully held by Beijing," he said.