Beijing Winter Olympics: U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi urges world to boycott Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics: U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi urges world to boycott Olympics
Beijing Winter Olympics: U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi urges world to boycott Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics – USA urges to boycott Olympics: As the world is gearing up for Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year, U.S.A has called for boycott of forthcoming Winter Olympics in China. U.S House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for world leaders to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over China’s alleged human rights abuses, including against the Muslim Uyghur minority in its Xinjiang region.
“Here’s what I propose…a diplomatic boycott,” Pelosi told a congressional hearing to examine the implications of holding the Olympics in China, adding, “Let’s not honor the Chinese government by having heads of state go to China.”

For heads of state to go to China in light of a genocide that is ongoing, while you’re sitting there in your seats, really begs the question, ‘What moral authority do you have to speak again about human rights any place in the world?'” she said.

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Beijing Winter Olympics: U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi urges world to boycott Olympics
Calls have been emerging from U.S. lawmakers for an Olympic boycott or venue change and attention is focusing on how the administration of President Joe Biden plans to deal with the Beijing Olympics as it pushes for the promotion of human rights.

The Democratic administration has criticized China’s repression of the Uyghurs as amounting to a “genocide,” maintaining the stance of the previous administration of Republican Donald Trump.

“Silence on this issue is unacceptable. It enables China’s abuses,” Pelosi, also a Democrat, said.

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Beijing Winter Olympics – USA urges to boycott Olympics: Democratic congressman Jim McGovern said it is possible to relocate the global sporting event from China.
If we can postpone an Olympics by a year for a pandemic, we can surely postpone the Olympics for a year for a genocide,” he said, referring to the decision by Japan and the International Olympic Committee last year to delay the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“This would give the IOC time to relocate to a country whose government is not committing atrocities,” the House of Representatives member said.