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British MPs call for absence from Olympic Games

British MPs have called on their government to not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. London should also encourage other governments to stay absent from the Olympic Games, according to a report by the British parliament’s foreign affairs committee published on Thursday. “The government shall propose that the British Olympic Association should not attend the opening or closing ceremonies, except for a representative carrying the flag,” parliamentarians further demanded. Fans and tourists should also be discouraged from attending the Games, according to the statement. British companies should be “strongly” discouraged from sponsoring or advertising at the Olympics. The British Parliament will also hold its own debate on this topic next week. The report of British parliamentarians deals with the situation of the Uyghurs.

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