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US expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics soon: report

Added 12-05-21 10:58:02pm EST - “The Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics this week,?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “US expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics soon: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics this week, CNN reported on Sunday.

The decision would mean no U.S. government officials will attend next year's games in Beijing, though U.S. athletes could still compete. 

Last month, Biden said a diplomatic boycott was "something we are considering.” At that time, the White House said Biden had “serious concerns” about issues in China including human rights abuses.

“There are a range of factors where we look at what our presence will be," press secretary Jen Psaki said, though she did not describe what a diplomatic boycott would look like specifically. 

The National Security Council, which was discussing the boycott privately, declined to comment to CNN, which said several sources confirmed the pending diplomatic boycott. 

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