US President says, his govt is considering diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in China

US President Joe Biden has said that his administration is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Asked about the possibility of the boycott during an Oval Office meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Biden responded that it is something we are considering. Under a diplomatic boycott, the US will not send an official government delegation to the Games but will still allow US athletes to compete. Human rights advocates have been urging countries to hold China accountable for its record on human rights by skipping the Games, calling the Beijing Olympics the genocide games. Chinese government officials have warned of a robust Chinese response to any potential boycotts.

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