BEIJING (Associated Press)-The Chinese government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics next year when the Biden administration says it is discussing a joint approach with its allies. Complaints about human rights violations.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs refuted allegations of abuse of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. He warned that China has not made a clear “strong response” to a potential boycott of the Olympics.
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said: “The politicization of sports will damage the spirit of the Olympic Charter and the interests of athletes from all countries.”
Human rights organizations protested that China will start hosting the Olympic Games in February 2022. They urged a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. Or other measures to draw attention to China’s abuse of Uyghurs, Tibetans and Hong Kong residents.
The US State Department stated that an Olympic boycott was possible, but a senior official said that there was no discussion about the boycott. The International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee have expressed their opposition to boycotts in the past.