The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday in Tokyo, but the opening ceremonies take place under a dark cloud: Next year’s Winter Olympics is slated for China, where gross human rights abuses abound, including ethnic cleansing of minority Muslims and suffocating democracy in Hong Kong.
The International Olympic Committee claims to have a “Human Rights Strategy,” but has been silent on China’s violently oppressive regime and its ongoing genocide against its own people. Absent IOC action, the United States needs to take the lead.
The U.S. State Department must announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics now.
A diplomatic boycott allows the United States to send a powerful message to communist China without penalizing American athletes — as it would simply preclude U.S. political leaders and diplomats from attending the 2022 Olympic Games as spectators.
Bipartisan support for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Games already exists — even Nancy Pelosi has declared her support for this approach. Addressing a potential boycott when testifying to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there will be “more on that in weeks to come.”
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