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Biden’s Administration Be expected This weekend in response to China’s human rights record to announce a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – a move that would bar US officials from participating, sending a symbolic message allowing US athletes to compete Will give

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian counter attack The US, during a daily briefing on Monday, said such a move would amount to “outright political provocation” and that they would take “strong retaliatory measures” if the Games boycotted in February.

last month President Joe Biden told reporters he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Games days after a virtual meeting with Xi Jinping as the two countries. trying to stabilize the relationship,

points of Controversy This includes allegations of the situation in Taiwan and Tibet, actions in Hong Kong and Massacre and widespread abuse of minority Muslim Uighurs in the region of Xinjiang.

Several other countries, such as Australia and Canada, were also considering the possibility of a diplomatic boycott last month.

No one is expected to pull athletes from the Games – a drastic move that could easily backfire, as President Jimmy Carter boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

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