The Chinese government has warned Washington against boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics after the latter said that it was discussing with “its allies and partners” the option of a collective boycott of these games scheduled for 2022.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian rejected accusations of violations against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, warning of a “strong Chinese response” to a possible boycott of the Olympics.
“The politicization of sport will harm the spirit of the Olympic Charter and the interests of athletes from all countries, and this is something that will not be accepted by the international community, including the American Olympic Committee,” Legian said.
Earlier, the US State Department spokesman Ned Price said during a press conference that the United States intends to discuss the idea of boycotting the Olympic Games in China, noting that Beijing is responsible for various serious human rights violations, especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. In China.
From February 4 to 20, 2022, the Chinese capital, Beijing, will host the 24th Winter Olympics, at a time when relations between China and the United States are experiencing great tension over the background of many issues.
Source: AP + RT