China’s state-run media “In consultation with member countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand”
“The boycott voice continues as the controversy over the Uyghur human rights issue overlaps”
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Myung-Hoon Jeon, Reporter Ui-Rae Park = The United States, as well as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, the member states of the ‘Five Eyes’, an intelligence alliance of the US, are considering a ‘diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February next year, according to US business magazine Forbes, etc. It was reported on the 24th (local time).
A diplomatic boycott is a method in which athletes are sent to the Olympics, but delegations such as government officials, diplomatic officials, and political figures are not sent.
US President Joe Biden previously said on the 18th that he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics.
Forbes said the US government is already trying to convince its key allies to do the same.
In this regard, China’s state-run Global Times reported that Britain is in talks with other members of the Five Eyes, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to diplomatically boycott the Beijing Olympics.
‘Five Eyes’ is a confidential information sharing alliance of five English-speaking countries: the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
The size of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee expanded last September when it passed a bill stating the need to expand the number of countries with which the US can share classified information from existing member states to South Korea, Japan, Germany, and India.
Amid growing tensions between China and Australia, Australian daily The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the same day that the Australian government is looking into ways not to send a delegation to Beijing without officially declaring a diplomatic boycott.
The newspaper explained that the Australian government is considering whether to officially participate in a diplomatic boycott after observing the US decision.
According to Forbes, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielhos Lanzbergis visited Washington on the same day and insisted on the need for “a certain level of coordination” between EU member states and the United States for the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“Honestly, I haven’t seen any diplomats or bureaucrats eager to go to China, and I don’t think China is eager to do it either,” he added.
In response to the continuing diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Forbes analyzed that the recent disappearance of Chinese tennis star Feng Shunyi, along with human rights issues in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is causing intense antipathy towards China internationally. .
Shen Feng was caught up in rumors of disappearance after she revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (張高麗).
However, human rights and sports groups are raising their voices that the Chinese authorities are not properly investigating the sexual assault allegations, saying it is questionable whether he is really free.
In particular, in the process, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a video call between Peng Xie and IOC President Thomas Bach, and human rights groups are suspicious of the statement that Peng is doing well.
Organizations criticized the IOC for representing the Chinese government to evolve the Olympic boycott movement, and support for the boycott is growing.
So far, Russian President Vladimir Putin is the only national leader who has accepted the invitation to the Beijing Winter Olympics.
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