China has once again beat the US into submission.
The State Department backed off of talks of the US boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics as China threatened a “robust” response.
State Department spokesman Ned Price on Tuesday said a boycott is something that the US wishes to discuss with our allies.
“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” Price said, “A coordinated approach will not only be in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners.”
On Wednesday, China threatened the US and condemned talks of a potential boycott.
“The politicization of sports will damage the spirit of the Olympic Charter and the interests of athletes from all countries,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, according to the Associated Press. “The international community including the U.S. Olympic Committee will not accept it.”
A senior US government official told CNBC the US’s position on the 2022 Winter Olympics