British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics next year to protest China’s human rights record, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday. The newspaper reported that an “active discussion” within the government was underway, with Secretary of State Liz Truss declaring her support for a boycott. Under one of the options, British ministers will not attend the games, the newspaper added, despite the presence of the ambassador to China.
Five Conservative politicians wrote to Johnson urging him to ban all official diplomatic representation of the United Kingdom at the Winter Olympics in February, according to the report.
President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics.
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