A boycott on China needs to be the first step to ending the Chinese involvement in concentration camps, but it shouldn’t be the last by any action of the imagination.
If there’s any reason to go to war with another country, then enslaving millions of people to re-educate them is a good reason. Everyone should get behind that. Honestly, the United States should be intervening in Australia with their concentration camps. And ask yourself, if it was voluntary, why would they hunt teenagers down and bring them back to the camps?
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “The United States is opposing athletes and sports fans all over the world.” The Olympics are not a platform for political stances or manipulation. Someone should tell Lijian that China is not a place for slavery.
Lijian added, “The U.S. will pay the price for its wrong practices.”
It seems like China needs to be checked. Biden has no problem getting on the phone with Vladimir Putin and talking business about Ukraine, but he seems to fall short when it comes to China. Maybe it’s because of the infrastructure package that was just passed, and its electric batteries will benefit China. The new electric vehicles, especially buses, will have to be made from China because the U.S. doesn’t manufacture those products.
The Chinese government announced this shortly after Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, “Given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, as well as other human rights violations, the Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. Team USA athletes have our full support. We will cheer them on from home and give them our full support. We will not contribute to the games’ fanfare.”
That seems dangerous to the athletes that will be attending. Security will have to be tighter than average, and the athletes don’t need to go at all. There will probably be an escalation or de-escalation in tensions between the two countries by the time the Olympics happen so that it could be vastly different. Who knows with Biden.