China states that the US diplomatic boycott violates the spirit of the Olympics – Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-12-07 05:27:44 –

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing the US diplomatic boycott of the February Beijing Winter Olympics.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian’s comment came on Tuesday in a barrage of Chinese criticism of the Biden administration’s announcement.

Zhao called on the United States on Tuesday to stop “politicizing sports.”

He also vowed that China would respond with “certain countermeasures,” but did not provide details.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki told reporters Monday that the administration would fully support US athletes in the match, but would not send US officials or diplomats.

Saki said the United States has “a basic commitment to promote human rights” and the United States “does not contribute to game fanfare.”

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