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US to declare diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics amid tensions

Beijing Winter Olympics: The United States is about to announce the official boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which is fueling tensions between the two largest economies in the world, reports CNN.

The decision not to send any US government officials to the games, which start on February 4, will be announced this week, according to a news website, which has identified many unknown sources.

The request for media comment was not immediately returned by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Last month, U.S. President Joe Biden said he was considering striking officials to challenge China’s human rights record, including what the US calls the genocide of minority Muslims.

Activists and members of Congress have pressured the government to boycott the games.

On Sunday, the White House declined to comment on CNN’s allegations.

News reports have revealed that four people familiar with the management’s opinion say there is a growing agreement within the White House to prevent US officials from attending the Beijing Olympics.

According to the report, complete boycott is not possible, so American athletes will be able to compete. The last time the United States boycotted the Olympics was in 1980, under the leadership of former President Jimmy Carter.

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