US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over China's human rights 'atrocities'


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The United States will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China`s human rights "atrocities," the White House said on Monday, after Beijing threatened unspecified "countermeasures" against any diplomatic boycott. President Joe Biden said last month that he was considering such a boycott amid criticism of China`s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against minority Muslims.