2022 Winter Olympics without the USA? Push to boycott grows over China’s abuse of Uyghurs
08 March 2021
By Deirdre Shesgreen and Tom Schad
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is under escalating pressure to push for a U.S. boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, slated for Beijing next February, over China’s rampant human rights abuses.
Human rights groups and some Republicans in Congress say a U.S.-led boycott would send a forceful signal to China, as well as other authoritarian countries, about America’s commitment to democratic freedoms and President Joe Biden’s willingness to confront Beijing over what his own advisers have called “genocide.”