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USA boycotts Winter Games in Beijing

The USA has decided not to send diplomatic or official representatives to Beijing, effectively boycotting the Winter Olympics. Washington is refraining from sending a diplomatic delegation “given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. However, the athletes will participate in the Games as planned, Psaki stressed. “We will support the athletes from home,” the spokeswoman said. However, given the situation in Xinjiang, “business as usual” cannot take place.

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