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Fallout from Olympic boycott

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08.12.2021
Sino-US rivalry puts Moon's peace initiative at risk

South Korea is facing a dilemma amid the intensifying confrontation between the United States and China over the upcoming Winter Olympics. The U.S. has decided not to send any government officials and dignitaries to the Games in Beijing slated to kick off Feb. 4. Announcing what is called a diplomatic boycott, White House press secretary Jen Psaki cited China's "egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang."

"U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will have our full support. But, we will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games. We have a fundamental commitment to promoting human rights and will take actions to advance human rights in China and beyond," Psaki said during a news briefing at White House, Monday. China has vowed to take........

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