As noted in Beijing, “such politicization of sports infringes on the Olympic spirit.”
The Chinese authorities will not allow Washington to use the Beijing Olympics to interfere in China’s internal affairs. This was announced on Friday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
“We will not allow external forces to interfere in the internal affairs of our country under any pretext, in any form,” he said at a briefing. – The United States slanders China, using as a pretext the alleged racial discrimination and forced labor in Xinjiang. Such politicization of sports infringes on the Olympic spirit.”
The diplomat recalled that attempts by some American politicians to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics infringe on the interests of athletes from all over the world. “All the accusations of the American side against China in violation of human rights on this and other issues are untrue, they are absolutely unfounded,” Zhao Lijian added.
As U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday, the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympics in China. According to the Washington Post newspaper, the American leader has been given relevant recommendations with which he can agree.