Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) Condemned the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s support for the Chinese Communist Party’s slaughter of Uighurs and urged countries to find a new venue for the 2022 Olympics.
so statement Scott, issued on April 7, noted reports that the IOC has given the Chinese textile company Hengyuanxiang (HYX) Group a unified contract for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
IOC Announced in September 2019 Founded in Shanghai in 1927, the Hengyuanxiang (HYX) Group planned to provide IOC members and staff with official official uniforms.
According to reports, the HYX Group has a factory associated with Xinjiang, known for its use of forced labor, and publicly promotes the use of Xinjiang cotton.
The company told the IOC that the cotton used in Olympic uniforms is not in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
“For over a year, I’ve called on the IOC to stand up to the Chinese Communist Party’s massacre of Uighurs and find a new venue for the 2022 Olympics,” Scott wrote.
“They are supporting Xi’s genocide campaign by not only blinding to human rights, but also by contracting with Chinese companies that may take advantage of Uighur forced labor. A new blameable low for Japan. All freedom-loving nations must support and condemn the IOC’s support for the abuse of communist China and demand that the 2022 convention be moved to a country that respects human rights. It will not be.
“Yesterday I called on President Biden to lead the world and offer to host the game in the United States. Communist China could allow an international platform to whiten their crimes. No. Not only is the United States ready to host the tournament, but we look forward to President Biden doing everything he can to move the tournament out of Beijing. “
Last month, the US State Department accused the administration of newly announced “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” and emphasized the deterioration of China’s human rights records. report..
Persecution of Uighurs by the Chinese administration includes political re-education, forced labor, torture, and forced sterilization based on religion and ethnicity.
Prior to Thursday’s statement, Scott urged President Joe Biden to move the Communist Party from China to the 2022 Olympics and instead offer to host the game in the United States.
To statementHe favors moving Major League Baseball (MLB) games from Georgia because Biden opposes the state’s new voting law, but “moves the Olympics from Communist China to the International Olympic Committee. I refuse to ask you to do it. ” Mass slaughter against Uighurs. “
Scott also urged IOC sponsor Coca-Cola to “immediately demand the IOC to move the game or withdraw its sponsorship,” and expressed its opposition to Georgia’s voting law.
“Given the company’s recent statement on its support for democracy, it’s time for Coca-Cola to respond to this call and end its support for the Chinese Communist Party,” Scott wrote.
Scott also wrote to Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support the campaign to relocate the Winter Olympics from China.
The HYX Group has a history of supporting sports in China, including sponsoring the 2008 Beijing Olympics, partnering with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) from 2009 to 2012, and sponsoring the COC from 2013 to 2016. There is.
The Epoch Times contacted the International Olympic Committee for comment.