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Earlier this month, the United States announced a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022.

A symbolic protest against China’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang” has been decided by the Biden administration not to send an official delegation to the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, according to White House press Jen Psaki on Monday.

In spite of the that the United States will still be sending athletes to the Olympics, no government representatives will be present at the games to constraints. It has been reported by CNN that the same policy will be in effect for the Paralympic Games, which will take in Beijing in August.

Xinjiang, China’s region, has been the subject of allegations of forced labor and human rights violations, particularly against the Uyghur population and other ethnic and religious minorities, according to CNN. The move represents an increase in the level of pressure being applied by the United States to China over these allegations.

When asked about human rights violations in China, Psaki stated that the United States wants to send “a clear message” to the country by not accepting them as “business as usual.” Psaki made her remarks during a press briefing at the White House.

According to CNN, President Joe Biden said last month that he was considering a diplomatic boycott of China in response to calls from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Nancy Pelosi, for a protest against the country’s human rights abuses. Biden was responding to calls from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for a protest against the country’s human rights abuses.

In a statement, Psaki stated that the athletes who will comprise Team USA have the “full support” of President Barack Obama’s administration; however, he added that the administration will not be “contributing to the fanfare of the games.”

When faced with the People’s Republic of China’s egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang, “US diplomatic or official representation would treat these games as business as usual,” Psaki said. “We simply cannot do that.”

A second point that Psaki emphasized: “Concerns about human rights abuses will not be raised in the ,” despite the fact that such concerns have been raised previously.

According to Psaki, the White House has notified the United States’ allies around the world of the decision to withdraw from Syria.

She also stated that the White House did not believe it was the “right step” or fair to punish US athletes who have been training for years by ordering the country’s entire delegation to withdraw from the Olympics. During the administration of former President Jimmy Carter’s administration in 1980, the United States completely boycotted the Olympics, marking the last time this occurred.

When the United States of hosts the Olympics, a delegation is usually sent. A special mention goes to Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, who will serve as head of the country’s diplomatic delegation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

According to CNN, the Olympics in Beijing in 2022 were not discussed during the three and a half hour summit between President Biden and Chinese President Xi , which took place earlier this month in Beijing. No major breakthroughs were achieved during this meeting; this outcome was to be expected, given the nature of the gathering. In previous speeches, Vice President Biden expressed concerns about human rights, Chinese aggression toward Taiwan, and trade issues, among other things.

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