Ministers Boycott Winter Olympics In China Protest
Daily Express|December 09, 2021
Britain will stage a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing because of China’s human rights abuses, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
Martyn Brown

No ministers or officials will attend the Games, which begin in February. UK athletes will still be allowed to compete.

It follows similar moves by the US and Australia to take a stand against China.

Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith had demanded even tougher action to make a statement over Chinese communist brutality against Christian and Muslim minority groups, and against the Tibetan people.

But the Prime Minister stopped short of a full sporting boycott – saying such a move is not “sensible”.

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