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U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics

An Olympic-sized boycott — but make it diplomatic. While U.S. government officials will not attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, athletes will still be allowed to compete. China says the decision will impact “dialogue and cooperation” between the nations.

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    Psaki Makes the Announcement

    WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki confirms a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, given China's "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity." She adds: "The athletes on Team USA have our full support. We will be behind them 100% as we cheer them on from home."

    Psaki confirms a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, “given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity.”

    Psaki confirms a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, “given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity.”

    Psaki confirms a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, “given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity.”

    China Responds to U.S. Boycott

    China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at the White House, saying: "The Winter Olympics is not a stage for political show and political manipulation." They added there would be “resolute countermeasures” to any boycott, which they said would impact “China-U.S. dialogue and cooperation in important fields.”

    Jake Tapper Would Like A Word

    “There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands.” — CNN’s Jake Tapper slams the International Olympic Committee, the NBA, Hollywood, and Wall Street over relationships with China despite human rights issues.

    Corporate America Keeps Its Distance

    Clearly, corporate America would like to keep its distance from China's ongoing human rights abuses. Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom, a longtime critic of China, says he has received zero endorsement deals since speaking out: “I could care less. To me, the morals are way more important than anything they can offer me. But shame on those companies out there.”

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