The New Zealand Herald

Olympics boycott

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The US State Department said yesterday the Biden administra­tion is considerin­g a boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record. Department spokesman Ned Price said the administra­tion is discussing China strategy, including participat­ion in the Olympics, with a number of partners and allies. Human rights groups are protesting China’s hosting of the Games, which are set to start in February 2022. They have urged a boycott of the event to call attention to alleged Chinese abuses against Uighurs, Tibetans, and residents of Hong Kong.

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