US officials to boycott Beijing Olympics

The National Security Council has refused to make a comment regarding the boycott. Last month, the US President told the media that he was weighing a diplomatic boycott as Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, advocated for one in protest of China's human rights abuses, as reported by CNN .

US President Biden's administration is expected to announce a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, this week. Which means no US government officials will attend the 2022 Olympics to be held in China, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, CNN reported. However, the National Security Council has refused to make a comment regarding the boycott. Last month, the US President told the media that he was weighing a diplomatic boycott as Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, advocated for one in protest of China's human rights abuses, as reported by CNN .

Boycott of US | Key points


1. It will be a diplomatic boycott, US athletes will still be competing in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Only US officials will boycott.This Boycott will allow the US to send a message on the world stage to China, the report said.

2. Interestingly the National Security Council, which has been privately discussing the boycott, refused to make a comment.

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3. In order to protest China's human rights abuses, President Biden told the media, last month, that he was thinking of a diplomatic boycott as Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, advocated for the same, the CNN report said.

4. This is not the first time the US took this movie, last time it was the then President Jimmy Carter who fully boycotted the Olympics in 1980.

5. Last month US President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit. This summit is considered as some of the most critical diplomatic talks of Biden's presidency. Biden raised concerns about human rights, Chinese aggression towards Taiwan as well as trade issues, the report said.

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