EU hesitates over possible Olympic boycott in China
Financial Express Mumbai|December 14, 2021
LITHUANIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER said on Monday he would not attend the 2022 Olympic Games in China as France and the Netherlands sought a common position on a European Union response to highlight Chinese human rights abuses.
SABINE SIEBOLD & ROBIN EMMOTT

The blocis torn over whether to join the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain in deciding not to send their government officials to the Beijing Winter Games in February, fearful of Chinese retaliation that would hurt trade.

“I'm not going,” Lithuania's Gabrielius Landsbergis told reporters, ahead of discussions among EU foreign ministers.

Lithuania, which says it is facing a Chinese trade blockade for developing closer ties with Taiwan, is among the strongest proponents of a common stand. I'm for a European approach but sometimes it is difficult to achieve,” he said.

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