China issued a warning to the United States on Wednesday not to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics next year over human rights abuses and violations against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. The move comes after the Biden administration recently said it was looking at a coordinated response among multiple countries to the violations in China.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said that the Biden administration is discussing a potential joint effort among allies to respond to the abuses in Xinjiang while keeping in mind the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The Associated Press reported:
The U.S. State Department suggested an Olympic boycott was among the possibilities but a senior official said later a boycott has not been discussed. The International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have said in the past they oppose boycotts.
As reported by the outlet on Tuesday, spokesperson Ned Price reportedly discussed the topic earlier, saying, “Part of our review of those Olympics and our thinking will involve