Australia has joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics.

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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 01: The Emblem of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is installed at Shijingshan district on August 1, 2021 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

 

U.S. government officials have decided to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics due to China’s abuse of human rights.
China’s report has been identified with a series of abuse against the Turkish Muslims, this included crimes against humanity, mass arbitrary detention, cultural erasures, separation of families, forced return to China.
Prime minister Scott Morris said on Wednesday that Australia will be joining the United States in this diplomatic boycott.
China went no less in this and said that no Australian officials have been invited and no one would care about their presence.
Australia has been struggling to re-open diplomatic channels’ with China in a matter of fact to discuss the human rights abuses in the region of Xinjiang, and due to the inability to complete this act, Australia has made such a move. the boycott, though is only valid on Australian officials and not their players.
This might lead to furthermore, lead to a strain in Australia-China relations.
Elain Pearson tweeted “Good to see Australia joining the US in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. This is a crucial step toward challenging the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity targeting Uyghurs & other Turkic communities”. This is seen as a good step as a diplomatic boycott might be the right decision at this time.
The Beijing Olympics start in February next year. The Australian Olympic Committee also said the diplomatic boycott will not affect the 40 Australian athletes who will compete in the Olympics.

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