Madrid, 6 (Europa Press)
The United States government plans to announce this week that no senior US official will participate in the Winter Olympics that Beijing hosts in February, a diplomatic boycott that in theory would not involve changes to the sports arena, but after 1980. Unprecedented from.
So, with Jimmy Carter in the White House, the United States politically distanced itself from the Moscow Olympics. Washington now wants to show its disapproval of Chinese policies by refusing to send any political representatives to the next sporting event, according to sources cited by CNN.
US President Joe Biden himself acknowledged in November that a diplomatic boycott was on the table, requested by leading voices from the main parties, including Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
Tensions between the United States and China have remained constant in recent years and, in fact, Biden has not invited the Asian giant to the Summit of Democracy to be held this week. One of the main US reprimands pertains to the treatment meted out to Uighurs in Xinjiang, although it has also criticized the suppression of dissent in Hong Kong.
The official Chinese press has in recent weeks threatened boycotts that have come from the United States and other countries in the United Kingdom, and the ‘Global Times’ in late November made it clear that Beijing would not invite leaders who Even raise diplomatic retaliation involving the Olympics.