January 28, 2022

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Canada joins UK, US and Australia in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics Europe to date | DW

Hours after the announcement by the United Kingdom, Canada joined the United States and Australia in the same way on Wednesday (12/08/2021) in the “diplomatic boycott” of the Beijing Winter Olympics, a new setback for the regime. The Chinese were disgusted by the West for violating human rights.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

“We are deeply concerned about the Chinese government’s human rights abuses,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference, announcing that his country would join the Winter Games in a diplomatic boycott.

The president stressed that the move would not prevent Canadian athletes from participating in the Games, which begin on February 4, but that no government representative should travel to China.

The United States announced the boycott on Monday and was backed by Australia and the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

“It is important that you have an alliance with allies in the world when you have an anti-China attitude,” Trudeau stressed.

Relations between Canada and China have had tense moments, and the two countries have emerged from an unprecedented diplomatic crisis, with the arrest in December 2018 of the daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

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