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Joe Biden has made his threat true: the US President will stay away with his government the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. This diplomatic boycott announced the White House on Monday. US athletes are allowed to participate in the competitions.
The Biden government will not send any diplomats or official representatives to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, said the spokeswoman Jen Psaki in Washington: The reason is the continuing genocides and violations of human rights in Xinjiang and other human rights violations.
The American athlete secured Saki at Olympia (4 to 20 February 2022) but our full support to: We are 100 percent behind them and will cheer you from home. But there should be no business as usual, we can not do that. The US policy and human rights organizations came consent. The Republican Tom Cotton, however, spoke of a half-hearted measure, as a courageous lead was required. Human Rights Watch called the decision important.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared a little later, respecting the measure. The presence of government officials and diplomats is a purely political decision for each government, which the IOC is fully respected in his political neutrality, said a speaker of the news agency AFP.
Biden had the boycott of protest against human rights violations in China, the oppression of Ligurian Muslims in Xinjiang and the repressions against the democracy movement in Hong Kong already indicated two weeks ago.
Previously, China had already threatened countermeasures. Such a boycott would only be important attraction, said on Monday of the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, Zhao Fijian: If the US wants to go their way around every prize, China will take decisive countermeasures. Olympia is no stage for political manipulation.
Even German politicians had recently called for a diplomatic boycott — especially after the case Peng Squad. The Chinese tennis player had disappeared after abuse allegations against a former Vice Premier Zhang Goal. Although she has re-worded again, there were doubts about their well-being and freedom of their statements.
The future Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had declared the TAX last week in the interview: If I see how China’s leadership with the tennis player Peng Squad deals with or with the arrested civil journalist Zhang Than, of course, we should also look more closely at the Olympic Games take. There are different forms of dealing for governments that are certainly discussed in the coming weeks.
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Erhard Grundy, sports policy speakers of the Greens in the Bundestag, had called the winter games in Beijing as a propaganda show involving the IOC and his sponsors, where no German politician should participate.