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Australian Lawmakers Urge Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympicson August 14, 2021 at 4:57 am

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A number of Australian lawmakers from across the political spectrum have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to consider a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to protest against the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of people of faith and democracy advocates. Sen. Eric Abetz pointed out that he did not mean for the boycott to extend to athletes, “let them do their thing,” he told Sky News Australia. “But let’s keep the diplomats, the parliamentary representatives, and dignitaries away as a show of protest to let the regime in China know that the brutal, belligerent dictatorship is completely unacceptable to our way of thinking,” he said. The senator from the island state of Tasmania noted that hosting the Olympics brings prestige, honour, and credibility to a country and to its government or regime. “If there is one country that is not deserving of such respect and …

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