Beijing Winter Games protests tempered by reality

The Biden administration and other Western governments are deciding whether or not to boycott the Winter Olympics slated for next year in China to protest Beijing’s human rights record.

Attending the ceremonies in Beijing, according to the opinion, would mean ignoring, if not approving, the massive persecution of the Uyghur Muslim minority in the far northwest of China, the destruction of democracy in Hong Kong and the tightening of civil rights. in China.

The most likely choice is a diplomatic snob: send no government official to the Games. No one is considering banning athletes from participating.

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