US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, expects other countries to follow

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White House officials announced on December 6, 2021, a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, explaining that while US athletes will attend, government officials will not. The decision was based on allegations of “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Beijing has denied all allegations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang and China’s foreign ministry warned of “resolute countermeasures” if the boycott went ahead. Still, US officials said they expect other nations to announce diplomatic boycotts of their own soon. The 2022 Winter Games are expected to begin on February 4, 2022.

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