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It has not yet been decided whether Britain will diplomatically boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled for February next year. It was also revealed that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is openly opposed to a diplomatic boycott.
A spokesperson for the British Prime Minister’s Office said at a briefing today, according to Reuters.
“At this time, no decision has been made on the representative of the government at the Olympics,” he said.
Earlier, the British daily The Times reported that ‘active discussions’ were underway within the British government regarding a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The Times reported that Johnson was relatively cautious.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden said at a press conference on the 18th that when asked whether he would consider a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, he said, “We are considering it.”
A diplomatic boycott of the Olympics means that the athletes are sent, but not the delegation made up of government or political figures.
The United States and Britain are fiddling with diplomatic boycott cards as a way to express international concerns about human rights violations in Xinjiang.
A spokesperson for the British Prime Minister’s Office added: “We will continue to cry when we see human rights violations, including the situation in China.”