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U.S. Expected To Join Several Other Countries In ‘Diplomatic’ Boycott Of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no U.S. government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as part of a “diplomatic” boycott of the games, according to CNN.

The move would allow the U.S. to send a message on the world stage to China while U.S. athletes could still fully compete.

President Joe Biden told reporters last month that he was weighing a diplomatic boycott in protest of China’s human rights abuses.

Officials in Beijing have warned of a “robust Chinese response” should the U.S. or other countries launch boycotts.