- UPDATE - US Wishes to Discuss Boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics With Allies, Partners - State Dept.
UPDATE - US Wishes To Discuss Boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics With Allies, Partners - State Dept.
Muhammad Rameez 10 days ago Wed 07th April 2021 | 04:40 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th April, 2021) The US government plans to discuss with its allies and partners jointly boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing, State Department spokesperson Ned price said at a press briefing.
"It is something that we certainly wish to discuss. A coordinated approach will be not only in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners," Price said on Tuesday.
In March, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials and one entity for alleged human right violations against ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China.
In addition, US Senator Rick Scott sent a letter in March to sponsors of the International Olympic Committee demanding that the 2022 Winter Olympic Games be moved from Beijing to a city in another country because China has engaged in human rights abuses.
Later in the day, a State Department official clarified Price's remark, underscoring that the US position has not changed.
"We have not discussed and are not discussing any joint boycott with allies and partners," the official said as quote by Yahoo news.