Australia joins the list for ‘boycotting Beijing Olympics’

PM Morrison said the decision was made due to ‘Australia’s struggle to reopen diplomatic channels with China. With a focus on human rights abuses. CCP and Beijing have decided to slow and block imports of Australian goods.

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New Delhi: Australia has joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, as other allies like the US, UK have weighed similar moves to protest China’s human rights record. Australian PM Scott Morrison confirmed on 8th November.

PM Morrison said the decision was made due to ‘Australia’s struggle to reopen diplomatic channels with China. With a focus on human rights abuses. CCP and Beijing have decided to slow and block imports of Australian goods. Allies like India and Japan have not provided any formal confirmation yet.

On 6th December, The United States said its government officials have decided to boycott the Beijing Olympics because of China’s ‘atrocities and violations of human rights China has replied that the US will “pay the price” for its decision and warned of “resolute countermeasures” in response very soon.

The Winter Olympic Games are due to be poised to start in about six months after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Which are already delayed a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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