How the U.S. Can Prevent the Winter Olympics From Being a Triumphant Spectacle for China

The Dispatch. 23 March 2021

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Congressional Republicans have taken a range of positions on American participation at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing next February. This month Sen. Mitt Romney urged a partial boycott that would include officials but not athletes or their families. Sen. Ted Cruz takes the position that it was outrageous for the International Olympic Committee to grant the games to Beijing, but since it did, it is perfectly legitimate for American athletes to compete in games convened by the same illegitimate and abusive host government. Other Republicans, like Rick Scott, have taken a more principled position, calling for the games to be moved, and yet others suggest a boycott should an effort to relocate them fail.  

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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China rights issues

AP News. 23 March 2021

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Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners.

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GREENS/EFA CONDEMN SANCTIONS AGAINST MEPS BY CHINESE GOVERNMENT

The Greens. 23 March 2021

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Yesterday, the Chinese government listed sanctions against Greens/EFA Member Reinhard Bütikofer and fellow MEPs Raphael Glucksmann, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Miriam Lexmann, and Michael Gahler and the Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee, as well as Belgian Green MP Samuel Cogolati and MPs from the Netherlands and Lithuania and think tanks experts. The move by the Chinese authorities follows yesterday’s Foreign Affairs Council of EU Foreign Ministers, which agreed to place certain Chinese officials on the EU’s sanctions list for human rights violations against the Uighur people in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

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China throws EU trade deal to the wolf warriors

Politco. 22 March 2011

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China’s double-barreled sanctions attack on the EU on Monday means the landmark Beijing-Brussels trade deal is now on life support.

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EU, China impose tit-for-tat sanctions over Xinjiang abuses

Reuters. 22 March 2021

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union imposed sanctions on Monday on four Chinese officials, including a top security director, for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, to which Beijing responded with its own sanctions on Europeans.

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Beijing’s crackdown in Xinjiang has separated thousands of children from their parents, new report claims. CNN found two of them

CNN. 19 March 2021

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Xinjiang, China (CNN)It was supposed to be a routine trip home to Xinjiang for Mamutjan Abdurehim’s wife and two children.That was five years ago. He says he hasn’t seen them since.Mamutjan’s wife Muherrem took their daughter and son from Malaysia back to the region in western China to get a new passport in December 2015. They remain trapped there, he said, caught up in the sweeping government crackdown against Muslim minorities that has reportedly seen up to 2 million people arbitrarily detained in vast camps across Xinjiang.

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China accuses outspoken scholar on Xinjiang of fabrication

AP News. 18 March 2021

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BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused a scholar and outspoken critic of its policies toward Muslim minorities of fabricating charges that have helped bring sanctions against Chinese officials and companies operating in the Xinjiang region.

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China accuses outspoken scholar on Xinjiang of fabrication

AP News. 18 March 2021

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China on Thursday accused a scholar and outspoken critic of its policies toward Muslim minorities of fabricating charges that have helped bring sanctions against Chinese officials and companies operating in the Xinjiang region.

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