Senate Foreign Relations Cmte. Chair Backs Biden On Winter Olympics Boycotts – Statement

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 07th December, 2021) President Joe Biden’s determination to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in China in February exhibits that help of human rights remains to be a basis of US international coverage, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert Menendez stated.

“I applaud the Biden administration for forcefully underscoring that the preservation of human rights is still a foundational pillar of American foreign policy,” Menendez stated in a press release on Monday. The White House confirmed the boycott on Monday.

The Biden administration introduced on Monday it should formally impose a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing, China.

Menendez stated the boycott would function a strong rebuke of what he referred to as “the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign of genocide” in Xinjiang.

The Senator stated because the Chinese authorities continues with its mass internments, household separations, compelled labor, compelled renunciations of religion, and compelled sterilizations, the world should be united in confronting the staggering enormity of Beijing’s egregious human rights violations.

Menendez additionally accused China of finishing up human rights abuses in Tibet and crushing Hong Kong’s autonomy and referred to as on US allies and companions to hitch within the boycott.

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