TookAdministration of the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, is considering how to approach the next Winter Olympics in Beijing, including the possibility of promoting a diplomatic boycott, although no final decision has yet been taken on the matter, local media reports.
According to CNN, which cites sources related to the decision that it does not identify, the issue was not addressed at the virtual summit hosted by Biden and his Chinese ally on Monday. Xi JinpingUS officials said after the meeting.
The Washington Post indicates that Biden is expected to soon pass a recommendation not to send US officials to the Games. Typically, the White House sends a delegation to the opening and closing ceremonies.,
Democratic and Republican legislators, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosichas advocated a diplomatic boycott in protest human rights abuses in chinaRemember, local media.
And even some Republicans have lashed out at the issue and defended that American athletes don’t even participate in winter sports.
The White House, however, declined to comment on Tuesday on whether it plans to boycott the next Chinese Games, the second to be held in Beijing.
“I have nothing to add on that topic. But I can tell you that it was not part of (Biden and Xi’s) conversation,” the press’s under-secretary said. Andrew Bates For journalists aboard Air Force One.
Last week, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, specifies that the United States and its allies are in “active talks” on how to approach the next Winter Olympics in China, CNN recalls.
These games will be played in the Chinese capital from February 4 to 20.
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