US expected to declare diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, China threatens 'countermeasures'

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2021
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The United States may announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics this week, and China is not happy about it.

The Biden administration is expected to declare a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics later this week, according to CNN . In response, the Chinese government is already threatening countermeasures against such a restriction.

Those calling for a boycott are "grandstanding," alleged Zhao Lijian, China's foreign ministry spokesman at a news conference . "The U.S. should stop politicizing sports and hyping up the so-called 'diplomatic boycott' so as not to affect China-US dialogue...

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