China News Service, Beijing, December 8 (Zhang Su and Xie Yanbing) In response to Australian Prime Minister Morrison’s statement that Australia will not send government officials to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated at a regular press conference on the 8th that China is right The Australian side is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to what the Australian side has done, and has lodged solemn representations with the Australian side.

Photo by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin Xue Wei

  A reporter asked questions. According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Morrison stated that China has not responded to Australia’s human rights issues in Xinjiang and Australia will not send government officials to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, and Australian athletes will participate.

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin said that China has repeatedly reiterated that the Winter Olympics is not a stage for political show and political manipulation. China has not invited any Australian government officials to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.

No one cares if they come or not.

Australian politicians are acting out of political self-interest to show off and will have any influence on Beijing's success in hosting the Winter Olympics.

  Wang Wenbin said that Australia will link whether or not to send government officials to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics with the so-called human rights issue in Xinjiang.

Australia’s approach seriously violates the "Sports Political Neutrality" principle established by the "Olympic Charter", runs counter to the Olympic motto of "more unity", stands on the opposite side of the vast majority of athletes and sports enthusiasts around the world, and fully exposes the Australian government. Blindly follow and follow individual countries to the point where there is no distinction between right and wrong and no bottom line.

  "The Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied with what the Australian side has done, and resolutely opposes it, and has lodged solemn representations with the Australian side." He emphasized.

  "I noticed that Samaranch Jr., chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Coordination Committee of the International Olympic Committee, said that he is extremely proud, happy and confident that athletes from all over the world will gather in Beijing." Wang Wenbin said that not long ago, the 76th UN General Assembly The resolution of the Olympic Truce for the Beijing Winter Olympics was passed by consensus, and 173 member states put forward the resolution. This fully reflects the strong support of the international community for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

A simple, safe and exciting Beijing Winter Olympics will be successfully presented to the world as scheduled.

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