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UK will not send top officials to Beijing Olympics

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that Britain, which joined the United States and other countries on Wednesday, has decided to withdraw its senior officials from the 2022 Winter Olympics. Games.

The boycott means that athletes will be allowed to compete, but gives the UK the opportunity to publicly condemn China for its human rights violations. Australia and Lithuania have also joined the United States in their diplomatic boycott, and some British MPs have pushed for their countries to follow suit.

When asked during a Q&A session in parliament if the UK plans to join an official diplomatic boycott of the games, the prime minister initially fell silent, saying “we do not support sports boycotts,” but then confirmed that there were no plans. ministers to participate in the Olympic Games.

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Legislators pushed Mr. Johnson to this issue, and he eventually admitted that the measures were in fact tantamount to a boycott, demonstrating his reluctance to formally condemn China in the same way as the United States.

“Basically, there will be a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, no ministers are expected,” said Mr. Johnson. He added: “I don’t think sports boycotts make sense.”

The international community has pressured China to hold accountable on a range of issues, including the mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang and the crackdown on democratic activists in Hong Kong, a former British colony.

Last month, when tennis star Peng Shuai disappeared from public life after accusing a senior Communist Party official of sexual assault, calls for prosecution gained momentum.

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