December 9, 2021
Following the United States, Australia and Beijing 2022 |  Considers Diplomatic Neglect the Winter Olympics

Following the United States, Australia and Beijing 2022 | Considers Diplomatic Neglect the Winter Olympics

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the potential for a boycott is growing steadily among Australian politicians. In this way, Australia can join the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Lithuania, which have already taken a stand against human rights abuses in China.

Beijing Winter Olympics – Photo: Reuters

Recently, The case of tennis player Shuai PengCondemns sexual abuse of former Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Its security and well-being are constantly questioned by various organizations around the world, Aggravated the situation in China.

It is noteworthy that, like the United States and the United Kingdom, the Australian boycott is diplomatic. In other words, the country will not send delegates to the Winter Olympics. Athletes who represent the country in sports will not be affected by the possible outcome.

China holds Olympic flame ahead of Winter Olympics – Photo: LOUIZA VRADI / Reuters

UK and US positions

In the UK, there has been an “active debate” in government over whether to support President Liz Truss’ boycott, the Times reports. The announcement added that British ministers would not attend the Games in the Chinese capital, although the ambassador to China would attend. Five conservative politicians urged Johnson to ban official UK diplomatic representation at the Winter Olympics in February.

Biden, on the other hand, is still discussing the possibility of turning this into a joint venture with Canada. The plan is being considered by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Biden has come under intense pressure from activist groups and members of US policy to boycott the Games.