The White House reiterated on Wednesday that the Biden administration had not discussed a joint boycott for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, saying the United States is still planning to attend the event.
Confirmation takes place after the Department of State first says it is discussing with its allies whether to consider a potential joint boycott before turning back on this later.
The Biden administration continued to discover that the Trump administration was genocide by oppressing Uighurs and other ethnic minorities. At a daily briefing, reporters ask spokesman Jen Psaki why the findings do not justify the response or action from the United States, and what needs to be seen from China before fully participating in the Olympics. I asked.
“Very clear and reiterating, our position has not changed in the planned participation,” Pusaki replied.
“But we are working with our partners and allies to address every issue of China’s actions and various concerns about them,” she added.
“Including the mass slaughter of Uighur Muslims in China, including the actions taken by China in connection with economic and security steps, and that is what we do in partnership and coordination with our regional partners. . “
After that, Saki said: “As with any relationship, there are areas where we feel we can work together, areas where we are of great concern.
Spokesman, Biden was referring to the phone went with Chinese leader Xi Jinping I returned in February.
Amid growing boycott calls over China’s human rights records, State Department spokesman Ned Price reiterated concerns on Tuesday that Washington had described a slaughter of Uighur Muslims in the northwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Asked if the United States is in talks with its allies about whether to consider the possibility of a joint boycott, Price told a media briefing:
“We understand that a coordinated approach is not only in the interests of us, but also in the interests of our allies and partners.”
Price later revealed in an email that he was referring to the United States, which is taking a coordinated approach, rather than discussing joint boycotts in detail.
He then tweeted, “2022 is still a long way off, but we will continue to work closely with our allies and partners to define common concerns and establish a common approach to (China).” Said.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry later responded to Boycott’s ideas. “The international community will not accept it,” Zhao Lijian said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Human rights groups have called on the IOC to withdraw the Olympics from China because they are dealing with Uighur Muslims along with other human rights issues.
An independent UN committee said it received credible reports in 2018 that at least one million Uighurs and other Muslims were detained in a camp in Xinjiang.
Reuters contributed to this report.