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Biden Mulls US Boycott of Beijing Olympics Under Pressure From Conservatives (VOA News)

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Biden Mulls US Boycott of Beijing Olympics Under Pressure From Conservatives – By Rob Garver (VOA News) / April 6 2021

The political dispute over a new election law in the southern state of Georgia has broadened into a debate over whether the United States should participate in a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

On Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price acknowledged the U.S. will discuss with allies whether to jointly boycott the games to protest Beijing’s repression of minorities and major human rights abuses.

“A coordinated approach will be not only in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners,” he told reporters at a daily briefing. But he stressed that no final decision has been reached.

The administration signaled a willingness to consider such a move shortly after conservative Republicans demanded that President Joe Biden justify U.S. participation in the games.

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