White House says US 'not discussing' Beijing Olympics boycott

Washington (AFP) – The White House said Wednesday that it is not in talks with its allies over a joint boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, amid Western concerns over Chinese human rights violations in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Concerns over a possible multi-country snub of the 2022 Olympic Games rose after a US State Department official said Tuesday that Washington wished to discuss such a move. But after strong pushback from China and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the White House said nothing was currently in the works. “We have not discussed and are not discus…

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