A spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Price, said that his country “has not yet made any decisions regarding its position regarding the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, and will discuss the matter with its allies.”
“The United States intends to discuss the idea of boycotting the Olympic Games in China with its foreign allies and partners,” the US State Department spokesman said during a regular press conference earlier.
He also said, “Beijing has been responsible for various serious human rights violations, particularly in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.”
Price stressed on this occasion that relations between the United States and China are based on “competition”, and Washington and Beijing sometimes act as opponents, but these bilateral relations also have elements of cooperation.
According to the information that I receive, the United States will be guided by its “interests and values,” as he said, in building more relations with the People’s Republic of China.
Earlier, politicians from Canada, Norway and the United States, as well as representatives of nearly 200 human rights organizations from all over the world, called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics, which China will host next year, against the backdrop of accusing Beijing of practicing “massive” repression in the Xinjiang region. .
Source: Russia Today