UK bows to US-sponsored diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The British Prime Minister during a parliamentary session on Wednesday (REUTERS via Reuters)

Britain will not send its political representatives to the Winter Olympics in BeijingThis was announced by the Prime Minister on Wednesday Boris Johnson, Want to join Diplomatic boycott Argued by United States of America Allegation of violation Human rights From China.

“As I said before, we do not support boycotts, but (…) the ministers have no plans to participate in the Winter Olympics.”Emphasizing it in Storting “There will be a diplomatic boycott” Joins Australia on Wednesday.

“The government does not hesitate to address this issue with China, as I did with President Xi last time.”He added that the problem was the violation of human rights during China’s presidency. Xi Jinping.

Image archive of Chinese President Xi Jinping. EFE / EPA / ROMAN PILIPEY

However Diplomatic boycotts affect sporting events or prevent British athletes from participating, American Oh Australia.

White House He confirmed on Monday that he had called for a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. We must fight against human rights violations in China. China has vowed to retaliate “with strong countermeasures”.

Western governments, including the United States, Australia and Britain, have criticized Beijing for human rights abuses. Uyghur minority In the northwestern province xinjiang And this The suppression of the democratic struggle in Hong Kong.

No one cares whether they come or not, said the political representative, a Chinese diplomatic spokesman said on Wednesday. Wang Wenpin, Canberra responded to the announcement. “His political maneuvers and little tricks will change nothing for the success of the Olympics,” he added.

This is thought to be due to China’s restrictions on foreigners entering the war against the 19th Government. Several world leaders traveled to BeijingExcept the Russian president Vladimir Putin, He accepted the invitation of his Chinese opponent Xi Jinping.

For months, Western governments have tried How to position yourself before winter sports, a global event organized from February 4 to 20, 2022 by a country accused by the United States of committing “genocide” against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

Human rights groups in Beijing accuse Xinjiang of detaining at least one million Muslims in “retraining camps”.

Chinese officials intentionally condemn Western “interference” in condemning this situationEnsure that they are “vocational training centers” to support work and combat religious extremism.

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