The White House declined Tuesday to say whether any boycott was planned for the upcoming games.
“I don’t have anything to add on that subject. But I can tell you that was not part of (Biden and Xi’s) conversation,” deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told reporters aboard Air Force One.
先週, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US and allies are in “active conversations” about how to approach the upcoming Winter Olympics in China.
閃光, appearing virtually at the New York Times DealBook Summit, was asked whether he thinks US athletes should participate since he has said in the past that China is involved in genocide, given its policies toward Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province.
“We are talking to, to allies, to partners, to countries around the world about how they’re thinking about the games, how they’re thinking about participation,” まばたきは言った. “It’s an active conversation. We’re coming, we’re coming up on the games, but let me leave it at that for today.”
The games are set to begin on February 4 in Beijing and last until February 20. When asked what date the deadline is for the US and other countries to make a decision, Blinken sidestepped.
“上手, どれどれ,” 彼は言った. “The games are coming up, いつ, 2月中, early in the year, so before then.”