The US will discuss with its allies whether to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics together over China’s human-rights violations, the State Department said Tuesday.
State spokesman Ned Price was asked how the Biden administration was weighing whether to bow out of the winter games, which are set to take place Feb. 4 to Feb. 20.
“Part of our review of those Olympics and our thinking will involve close consultations with partners and allies around the world,” Price told reporters at a daily briefing.
A joint boycott “is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” Price added. “A coordinated approach will not only be in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners.”
Price said the discussions were “underway,” but that he didn’t want to put a timeframe on when a final decision will be made, as the Olympics are still a year away.
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