U.S. threatens boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics with allies

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2021
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The U.S. has publicly raised the threat of a joint boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China with its allies and partners, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Why it matters: An Olympics boycott by the U.S. and its allies could help persuade the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into Beijing's actions in Xinjiang, human rights lawyer Djaouida Siaci tells Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian.

Context: This would be the first U.S. Olympic boycott since Moscow in 1980 and comes as the Biden...

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