China Accused This Tuesday, June 8, 2021 US to “politicize sports” After the head of US diplomacy said he seeks consensus among allies before any invitation Boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blink He told the US Congress that he was consulting with his allies to “discuss common interests” and “ideally develop a common approach” on the games scheduled for February.
And the chief of US diplomacy warned that there would be “more” consultations in the coming weeks over the Olympic event, which has become a source of tension between the West and China, accused of rights abuses.
His comments infuriated Beijing, which denies these abuses, both in Hong Kong and against the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang.
The administration of President Joe Biden refused for months to present its position on a possible boycott of the Games,
“The politicization of sports goes against the spirit of the Olympic Charter and harms the interests of athletes…as well as the international Olympic cause,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden’s administration has refused for months to offer its position on a possible boycott of the Games, a quote China hopes to crown its Communist Party’s centenary and underscore its recovery from the coronavirus.
Anthony Blinken said that forming a united front with the allied nations would be “more effective” than doing something alone.