Australia considers an “unofficial” boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, which it believes will not send any officials to the event., Amid concerns about the condition of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, newspapers this Thursday Sydney Morning Herald,
Various lawmakers from the ruling Liberal-National coalition as well as the Labor Party have called for the Scott Morrison executive to adopt one. Official diplomatic boycotts as studied by the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, the newspaper specified.
The Sydney Morning Herald explained that the option considered by the Canberra executive is an “unofficial” boycott, much like a diplomat’s, This includes the dispatch of athletes but not their officials., though without calling him by name.
The outlet said Australia is waiting for the United States to implement a diplomatic boycott, in response to Human rights situation in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang region, to make a similar decision and in line with their allies,
Requests to boycott the Beijing Olympics in Australia escalated as a result Concerns about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who on November 2 condemned sexual abuse by former Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli.,
Australian Sports Minister Ricard Colbeck said China needed to respond “with transparency and accountability” to the Peng case, clarifying that “a decision on government representation at these winter games has not yet been taken.”
Australia maintains Strained relations with China due to diplomatic, geopolitical and commercial reasons, which last September a . increased with the announcement of Defense pact between Canberra, Washington and London to deal with Beijing in the Indo-Pacific region.
In addition, the Chinese regime has adopted Trade measures against major Australian products, while Canberra l . has approvedEyes to stop alleged espionage and interference in recent years of Asian giants.
Australia also protested A Chinese-Australian writer arrested in China and expressed reservations about Asian technology company Huawei’s expansion and its involvement in the development of 5G technology networks,
(with info from EFE)