Whoever refuses, will return to it. Hu Xinjin, editor-in-chief of the Chinese propaganda newspaper, said China would respond with sanctions against countries that refuse to participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The server announced it South China Morning Post.
“The boycott of the Beijing Winter Games in 2022 is an unpopular idea that has not received widespread support,” Hu Jijin wrote on Twitter. “The International Olympic Committee and athletes will oppose this. China will allow any country to boycott the Olympics,” an article commented on The Guardian website, urging British Olympians to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
There are many more calls to ignore the Winter Olympics. Several Canadian MPs signed an open letter last week, demanding a boycott and the relocation of games from the Chinese capital. One major reason is the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the western province of Xinjiang.
After the US summoned the situation of regional genocide, many U.S. Republican senators have called for the winter games to be moved from Beijing. However, the United States has said it does not want to tell its athletes not to go to the Olympics.
“China is a sporting and economic power with growing political influence. If the extremist forces encourage any country to take decisive action to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics, China will certainly retaliate. China certainly has the means to do so,” the editorial said. Global Times.
The Beijing Olympics 2022 are scheduled to begin on February 4. In terms of the number of disciplines, these are the largest Winter Olympics to date. It is the first city to host both summer and winter sports since the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.