D.The United States wants to discuss the Olympic Winter Games boycott in Beijing with its allies. “This is something we definitely want to talk about,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Nate Price on Tuesday.
Recently, activists and Republican opponents called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing due to human rights violations in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
The online service stressed the price on Twitter on Tuesday, saying Washington had “no announcement about the Olympics in Beijing”. However, the government will “continue to consult with our allies and partners to define our common concerns and find a common approach” to the Olympics in Beijing. “The games are still a while. I don’t want to set a schedule, but these discussions are ongoing.”
Reaction to “genocide in Xinjiang”
Pryce said an American response to “the worst human rights abuses in Beijing, including the genocide in the Xinjiang case, was” significant. However, one reaction to “taking our allies and allies” is “making a big impact in Beijing”. An “integrated approach” is not only in the interest of the United States, but also in the interests of its allies.
Supporters of the Olympic boycott include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other Republicans. They point to serious human rights abuses by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang. According to human rights organizations, at least one million Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities are being held in detention camps in the northwestern Chinese province. There they are said to be forced to give up their religion, culture and language and are sometimes mistreated.
Historical prototypes for Olympic boycott
Beijing denies the allegations and talks about training and programs aimed at combating terrorism in the region.
The United States had already led the boycott of the Olympics in 1980: by boycotting the Olympics in Moscow, the US government and its allies opposed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Four years later, the Soviet Union boycotted the Summer Games in Los Angeles.