Denmark Latest Country To Join U.S.-Led Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Olympics

The Netherlands will not send diplomats to the Beijing Winter Olympics because of the human rights abuses in China, and the Danes will not send diplomats because of the same.

A man walks past a wall with Winter Games logos at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing. Lintao Zhang is pictured.

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Jeppe Kofod, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that he was very concerned about the human rights situation in China, and that the Danes wouldn't send an official delegation to the games.

Frits Kemperman, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Friday that the Netherlands wouldn't send a government delegation because of China's Covid-19 rules.

The United States, Australia, the U.K., and Canada decided to boycott the games due to Beijing's treatment of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, Hirokazu Matsuno, said last month that the country will not send a government delegation to the games as it believes that it's important for China to ensure freedom, respect for basic human rights and the rule of law.

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The diplomatic boycott comes amid mounting international criticism of China. Up to two million Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities have been held in reeducation camps in China, according to the US State Department. President Joe Biden signed a law banning all imports from the region unless they could prove the products were not made using forced labor.

The US boycott of the Olympics is against the spirit of the games, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

There was aContra.

A foreign ministry spokesman said this week that the Prime Minister of Pakistan will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit with the Chinese President on the opening day of the event. The Wall Street Journal reported that Russian President Putin oversaw a military exercise in China last summer. Pakistan is an economic and military partner of China, and has embraced Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, with China promising $60 million in 2013 to build a network of transportation and energy projects. The Secretary-General of the United Nations said last month that the event must be an instrument of peace in the world.

There is a structure called the Tangent.

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee advises athletes, coaches and staff to use burner phones instead of their cellphones in China due to concerns over their safety. USA Today reported that olympic committees in the Netherlands, U.K., Australia and Canada have made similar suggestions.

Canada is joining a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. All the countries are participating. (Forbes)

The U.S. Olympic boycott is called aDiplomatic Boycott.

Anti-coronaviruses measures have been tightened across China.

The New York Times reported on uncertainty surrounding the Beijing Olympics.

The United States could lose flights to China because of the Beijing Winter Olympics.