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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:43 AM

China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

Source: AP

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit on Tuesday after the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns.

Rights groups have pushed for a full-blown boycott of the Games, accusing China of rights abuses against ethnic minorities. The U.S. decision falls short of those calls but comes at an exceptionally turbulent time for relations between the powerhouse nations and was met with a barrage of criticism from China.

The U.S. is attempting to interfere with the Beijing Games “out of ideological prejudice and based on lies and rumors,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters.

The boycott “seriously violates the principle of political neutrality of sports established by the Olympic Charter and runs counter to the Olympic motto ‘more united,’” Zhao said.



A woman wearing takes photos near the logos for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. China on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing an American diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. The ethnic cleansing of the Uyghurs seems to be the true violation.

Beijing can kiss our ass.


Bob Costas put it best. The IOC like to bow down to dictators. But that's subject for another time.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:18 AM

2. China authoritarianism violates human spirit. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:19 AM

4. Indeed

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:24 AM

7. +1

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:18 AM

3. Sorry China

Human rights is more important than sports.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:19 AM

5. Olympic spirit truly about the athletes, not nations. Biden is respecting US and global athletes


Biden found a way to thread the needle and then he hit this one out of the park.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:22 AM

6. China is violating not just the spirit but the letter of the international treaty on Hong Kong

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Not to mention the international court ruling on China's illegal land grab in the South China Sea



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:37 AM

8. Why Do We Always Have to Have Enemies?

Why do we always have to have enemies? I have seen this movie so many times before! This hostility is a a waste of resources and opportunities. China is building the New Silk Road, why don't we hook up with that and trade with them and Iran too instead of having enemies and building up our military and making threats. Just shut up and attend the Olympics already.
It's time to grow up, America and join the family of nations.

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Response to McKim (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 10:07 AM

10. It seems that if we don't have conflict we look for it. It is part of America's DNA.

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Response to McKim (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 10:15 AM

11. So your prescription is to say nothing and do nothing to support oppressed people?


This supports oppressed people.

The US can and does and still does and will trade with China. Even with this symbolic gesture.

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Response to McKim (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 10:51 AM

12. excuse me?

the same china who is using silk road as a pretense to legally enslave people of Africa?

need i dig up some videos of Chinese factory owners in Africa whiping black workers?

We are in the family of nations. China is forcing us to pick between taiwan and itself.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:49 AM

9. The USA does not now, or has it ever had, any moral high ground to stand upon.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 12:07 PM

13. China wants to commit genocide and still be treated like a normal country?

Not gonna happen.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:57 PM

14. Tell that to Peng Shuai, the tennis player they disappeared last month.

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