U.S. faces backlash from the Chinese after announcing boycotting the ’22 Winter Olympics


Estephania Anaya-Lopez, Reporter/Feature Writer

 Monday, December 7, the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Only the athletes will be in attendance rather than the usual delegation of American officials and athletes sent to Olympic events. The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, stated the “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses” as the primary motivators of the boycott.

With the Biden administration taking action, some of China’s diplomats and employees have given the U.S. some retaliation, pointing out that the U.S. officials were not invited to begin with, as well as accusing them of narcissism, with one stating that “China didn’t invite them anyway…Only super narcissistic people will regard their absence as a powerful boycott.”

Thus far, Canada, Britain, and Australia have backed and joined the United States in its diplomatic boycott, further facing Chinese backlash.