China says diplomatic boycott of Olympics ‘farce’

The ministry spokesman said China is not worried that the absence of dignitaries could lead to a chain reaction, with many heads of state, heads of government and members of royal families registering to attend. Foreign Affairs Wang Wenbin told reporters in the daily press conference.

The three countries said they will not send government figures to the Games from February 4-20 to protest human rights abuses in China. New Zealand said it had earlier told Beijing it would not send any dignitaries due to travel restrictions linked to the pandemic, but said it had raised human rights concerns.

Despite the diplomatic boycott, countries will continue to send their athletes to compete.

Mr. Wang said that China has not sent invitations to the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom and that It doesn’t matter whether VIPs attend or not, they will see the success of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Sports have nothing to do with politics, this is M. Wang.

They are the ones who wrote and directed and did this farce.

Not only does China believe there will be no chain reaction, but it sees overwhelming global support for games, did he say.

So far, many heads of state, heads of government and members of the royal family have registered to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, and we welcome them.Wang said.

China vowed to retaliate against the United States with resolute countermeasures Because of the boycott, she did not give details of how she plans to take revenge.

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Human rights groups have called for a complete boycott of the Beijing Winter Games, citing China’s human rights violations against the Uighur minority in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, which some have called genocide. It also highlights Beijing’s suppression of democratic protests in Hong Kong and the radical suppression of dissent in the semi-autonomous province.

The Canadian move was not surprising amid the sharp deterioration in bilateral relations since China arrested two Canadians in December 2018, shortly after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies and the daughter of the company’s founder, following a US request for his extradition.

Canada and others denounced what they called Hostage PolicyChina described the charges against Huawei and Ms Meng as a politically motivated attempt to curb China’s economic and technological development.

China, the United States, and Canada concluded what was essentially a prisoner exchange earlier this year, but the Chinese government’s reputation is badly tarnished in Canada.

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