Australia joins Olympic boycott after US announces embassy boycott
Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in China “It’s not surprising that we are not going to send any Australian officials to these games,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
On the other hand, the country’s athletes already have to move to Beijing. Morrison made this decision based on a series of “differences” between Canberra and Beijing.
The United States is also boycotting the Winter Games
They had it the day before The United States has said it does not want to send political representatives to the Games in February. They primarily justified the move with human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities in western China’s Xinjiang province.
Beijing is denying allegations that hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs are being held in labor camps and that authorities are reducing the birth rate of minorities, among other things, by forcing contraception.
Australia and China argue
According to Morrison, Xinjiang also played a key role in the discussions of his government. However, apart from this, Australia and China argue on a number of other issues. For example, Beijing is angry about laws designed to reduce China’s influence in Australian politics and economy.
The new security alliance with the United States and Great Britain for the Indo-Pacific region is expected to interfere in its affairs in China. So Beijing has imposed restrictions on many Australian exports, such as wine and coal. (AFP)
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