Australia is also considering boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics

file image. A staff member skis downhill during a media tour to the National Alpine Ski Center, the site of the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Yanqing District in Beijing, China, on February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Australia considers an “unofficial” boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics next year, and assumes it will not send any officials to the event.The newspaper reported Thursday, amid concerns about the situation of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai Sydney Morning Herald.

Several lawmakers from the ruling Liberal-National coalition as well as from Labor Executive Scott Morrison have called for the adoption of An official diplomatic boycott similar to those studied by the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, the newspaper reported.

The Sydney Morning Herald explained that the option Canberra executives are considering is an “informal” boycott, which, like diplomacy, Involves dispatching athletes but not their officials, although he is not called by name.

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters near the Olympic rings at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, China, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rollins
FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters near the Olympic rings at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, China, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rollins

The outlet added that Australia is waiting for the United States to impose a Diplomatic boycott, In response to the Human rights situation in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, to make a similar decision and in line with their allies.

Requests have increased in Australia to boycott the Beijing Olympics as a result of Concerns over the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who on November 2 denounced the sexual assault by former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

Australian Sports Minister Ricard Kolbeck said that while China needed to respond “transparently and responsibly” to the Bing case, he made it clear that “the decision on government representation at these Winter Games has not yet been adopted”.

FILE: File photo of China's Peng Shuai serving during a match at the Australian Open.  January 15, 2019 REUTERS/Edgar Sue.
FILE: File photo of China’s Peng Shuai serving during a match at the Australian Open. January 15, 2019 REUTERS/Edgar Sue.

Australia retains Relations with China have been strained for diplomatic, geopolitical and trade reasons, which was exacerbated last September with the announcement of a A defense agreement between Canberra, Washington and London to deal with Beijing In the Indo-Pacific region.

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In addition, the Chinese system has adopted Trade measures against key Australian products, while Canberra agreed to lEyes in recent years to prevent espionage and alleged interference Asian giant.

Australia also protested Chinese-Australian writer arrested in China He has expressed reservations about Asian technology company Huawei expands and participates in the development of 5G technology networks.

(With information from EFE)

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