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US News OJ of Beijing: Joe Biden "Consider" A diplomatic boycott

01:40  19 november  2021
01:40  19 november  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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C ' is a strong threat of Washington towards Beijing. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, said Thursday, November 18 "Consider" a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Winter Games planned for February in Beijing, to protest against human rights violations in China. "It's something we are considering," he said to journalists about this option that would not to send government officials to represent Washington at the competitions, while leaving American athletes participate.

This track should arouse China's IRE, which has strongly reacted in the past to the evocation of any form of boycott. It could therefore lead to a new diplomatic tension access between the two superpowers, only a few days after the virtual summit between Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping supposed to establish "safeguards" to prevent their many disputes from conflicting.

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For months, the US government has been looking for the best way to position itself with respect to this popular and planetary event organized by a country that it accuses to perpetrate a "genocide" against Muslims Ouighs of Xinjiang, in the North. West of China. Several human rights organizations accuse Beijing to intervene in Xinjiang at least one million Muslims in "rehabilitation camps". The Chinese authorities systematically denounce "interference" from Westerners who condemn this situation, ensuring that "vocational training centers" to support employment and combat religious extremism.

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So far, asked about its decision, the Biden administration kicked up, claiming that it wanted to coordinate with the United States Allies for a "common approach". But the deadline is approaching: winter sports have appointment from 4 to 20 February in the Chinese capital. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Democratic President should "approve" by the end of November the option of the diplomatic boycott which was formally recommended by his advisers.

The article of the US daily aroused positive reactions of the many elected officials of all banks that pleaded for such a solution, but also the protests of those who would like to go further. In recent months, the resolutions and proposals have multiplied at the United States Congress, some aimed at punishing societies that agree to sponsor the Beijing Olympics, others calling the International Olympic Committee to move the competition into another country.

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The diplomatic boycott had been proposed since May by the Chairman of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Several elected officials had supported it, as Senator Republican Mitt Romney, having even introduced legislative amendments to impose. "I hope to see the government send a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party without punishing American athletes," said the latter on Tuesday.

Some Republicans hope for a boycott of athletes

Some senators said in recent days that the White House will decide in this direction before the Congress has to legislate. However, several republican hawks urge Joe Biden to announce a pure and simple boycott of sports competition by those responsible but also athletes. "The United States must introduce a total and global boycott of Beijing Winter Games. The threat to our athletes and crimes against humanity committed by China do not leave us any other choice, "said Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday at a press conference on this subject.

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The American Olympic Committee opposes its side to such a radical solution, explaining that the games are important after months of pandemic. He ruled that the boycott of the Moscow Games in 1980, by the United States and about 60 countries, and those of Los Angeles in 1984, by the Soviet Union and its allies, had shown that using these Events as a "political tool" was an "error".

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