A diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics?



The Biden administration has announced that the United States will not officially participate in the Winter Olympics in Beijing from February 4th to 20th, 2022.

A diplomatic boycott means that Beijing will not have an official US representative during the Games, but Team USA will be able to compete in the Winter Games.

In announcing the Boycott, the administration noted the ongoing genocide and human rights abuses and many other human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where Uighur Muslims are suffering from re-education camps.

As expected, Beijing’s response was immediately furious.

A CCP spokesman expressed hope that Biden will be alive in 2028 to witness the Chinese boycott of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Despite Beijing’s ferocious reaction, more countries may be expected to follow the American example.

It’s hard to understand that some of Australia’s prominent politicians continue to admire the People’s Republic of China generously in this climate of deteriorating relations between the two superpowers.

The strangest example of a kowtow to China’s administration is the former Prime Minister, who argued that Australia should stay away from any conflict between China and Taiwan during a provocative speech at Canberra’s National Press Club. I’m from Paul Keating. He stressed that the fate of the democratic island of Autonomous Island was “not in Australia’s significant interests,” denying the possibility of Chinese invasion of the island.

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Former Prime Minister Paul Keating launched a Labor Party campaign at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Center as part of the 2016 election campaign in Sydney, Australia on June 19, 2016. Waiting for the opposition Prime Minister Bill Shorten. (Mick Tsikas-Pool / Getty images)

Commentators and politicians despised Beijing’s victims of human rights abuses and denounced his “lack of information” view of China, which showed surprising naivety about the impact of their actions on Australia. Keating is also the prime minister who once said that China had the best government in the world in the last three decades. But Keating isn’t the only one praising the Communist government.

Premier of Western Australia Mark Magawan laments the ongoing dangerous and unpleasant relationship between the Commonwealth and the People’s Republic of China. He urged the federal government to repair its deteriorating relationship with Beijing and indicated that it would revisit China on the first available opportunity.

The current bumpy relationship is partly the result of Australia’s request to establish an international fact-finding team to confirm the origin of the COVID-19 virus.

As well documented, Beijing felt sacrificed and elected by Australia’s request, but was eventually forgiven and forced to reject this request. However, the mission did not find any evidence that the virus had originated at the Wuhan Institute of Vessels.

However, since the release of this report, the second request to send another mission to Wuhan has also been rejected. In retaliation for Australia’s actions, Beijing imposed tariffs on wine and barley from Australia, hindering the import of other Australian products and admitting that these moves were political motives.

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Exiled Tibetans will use the Olympic ring as a prop to protest the streets against the 2022 Winter Olympics in Durham Sarah, India on February 3, 2021. (AshwiniBhatia / AP photo)

As illustrated by the malicious response to the Lithuanian government’s decision to allow Taiwan to establish an embassy in the capital Vilnius by breaking all trade relations with its small country, the Communist Party of China (CCP). , A particularly convincing government.

Of course, these politicians can only consider the impact of bilateral trade relations with Australia, without considering ugly deception and duplication.

But great politicians also consider the ethical foundations of national behavior. It is not conscientious to oppress one’s own people, commit genocide, and maintain relationships with a country that is committing duplication. This may have happened in the case of the tennis star Peng Shuai.

Today’s admiration and worship of China has a mysterious resemblance to Nazi Germany in the 1930s. At that time, there were many non-German politicians who preached the appeasement policy and regarded Germany as an example of a governed nation. Hitler was often praised for regaining confidence in Germany’s own capabilities and achieving a demonstrable economic recovery in the 1930s.

It’s amazing that there are still Australian politicians who are happy with the CCP. This is especially surprising given the overwhelming evidence that it is characteristic of an evil regime.

The 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident in which dozens of students were killed to promote democracy in China, the brutal suppression of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the Tiananmen Square Incident when an estimated 1 million people were imprisoned in a re-education camp. You need to refer to. Hong Kong’s citizenship and democracy, organ harvesting and oppression of people of faith such as Falun Gong practitioners and Christian minorities, and the militarization of the South China Sea.

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People walk near Victoria Park on June 4, 2021, after police closed a place where Hong Kong people gather every year to mourn the victims of the Tiananmen Square Incident in China in 1989 in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Sometimes I have a candle. (Anthony Kwan / Getty Images)

Commentator Jeff Forsythe said in a comment to an article entitled “#StopXinjiangRumors: An Online Campaign to Whiten Beijing’s Human Rights Violations: Report.” Epoch Times.. It’s a worrying story, but it shows the greed of the current communist government.

A young woman was illegally arrested by a vicious CCP, her alleged crime believed in God. They asked her to sign an organ release form, and she refused. They pierced one eardrum, knocked out seven teeth, and cut off her finger. When she fled and recovered, she went to Beijing to file a formal complaint. She was taken to the field and repeatedly raped. When she became pregnant, they forced her to drink antifreeze. Hundreds of atrocities like these are committed daily by vicious CCPs with the blessings of Xi and the immorality of Wall Street.

I don’t know if this story is true or a product of imagination. If the story is the product of one’s imagination, then the imagination must certainly be very fertile. But if the story is true, it is evidence of the cruel tyranny of the dominant CCP that oppresses everyone and everything that is in their way.

How can Australian politicians ignore this savagery, even claiming that China is well governed?

It should come as no surprise that the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics becomes a crowd accident. A politician with a moral compass would argue that the boycott is an appropriate and proportional response to the continued abolition of the most basic human rights.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Gabriel Moens


GabriĆ«l A. MoensAM is an emeritus professor at the University of Queensland and vice president and dean of Murdoch University. In 2003, Mornes was awarded the Australian Centennial Medal by the Prime Minister for his service to education. He has taught extensively in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. Moens recently published two novels, “ATwisted Choice” (Boolarong Press, 2020) and “The Coincidence” (Connor Court Publishing, 2021).