The administration of the US president, Joe biden, weigh how to approach the next Winter Olympic Games that will take place in Beijing, which includes the possibility of promoting a diplomatic boycott, Although it has not yet made a final decision on the matter, local media report.
According to the CNN chain, which cites sources related to this decision that it does not identify, the issue was not discussed in the virtual summit that Biden and his Chinese colleague maintained on Monday Xi JinpingUS officials said after the meeting.
The Washington Post indicates that Biden is expected to soon approve a recommendation for do not send US officials to the games. Normally, the White House sends a delegation to the opening and closing ceremonies.
Democratic and Republican legislators, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy pelosi, have advocated that diplomatic boycott in protest of human rights abuses in China, remember local media.
And even some Republicans have insisted on this issue and have defended that they also do not attend the winter games American athletes.
The White House, however, on Tuesday refused to comment on whether it was planned to boycott the next chinese games, the seconds that are held in Beijing.
“I have nothing to add on that topic. But I can tell you that it was not part of the conversation (of Biden and Xi), “said the undersecretary of press. Andrew Bates to journalists aboard Air Force One.
Last week, the US Secretary of State, Antony blinken, specified that USA and his allies are in “active talks” on how to approach the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, recalls CNN.
The games will be held between February 4 and 20 upcoming in the Chinese capital.