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EU chief joins liberals in urging West to copy US boycott of Chinese ‘gigantic propaganda'

Added 12-08-21 06:37:01am EST - “The Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament has called on the EU to oppose China's human rights record and "speak out for an all-out boycott" of the forthcoming Beijing Olympics.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “EU chief joins liberals in urging West to copy US boycott of Chinese ‘gigantic propaganda’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Speaking in a week that began with the US confirming a diplomatic boycott of the Games, which will take place in February, Nicola Beer, the second in line of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP), said she believes the Biden administration's decision was the "least" that could be expected from the West.

The member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe added that the Winter Olympics are being held in "the wrong site in the wrong place", echoing the views of campaigners who accuse China of human rights atrocities.

"Neither the US nor the EU can be interested in silently watching Beijing at the Winter [Olympic] Games as a gigantic propaganda staging, while the Chinese apparatus openly, behind the scenes, seriously violates human rights," Beer told Funke via Tass.

"The European Union should not only remain in the shadow of the United States, but also stand on its hind legs in respect of human rights and speak out for an all-out boycott of the Winter Games."

Beer reportedly said that the US boycott decision had been delayed and argued that 'clear signals' from the West towards China are overdue.

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