Following the United States and Australia, Britain and Canada also decided to boycott diplomatically by not sending government delegations to next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. Despite strong backlash from China, US allies are increasing their participation.

Correspondent Jeong Ban-seok.


he said that Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister and the Beijing Olympics, the British government officials will not attend.

Prime Minister Johnson appeared before Congress and made it clear that the decision was a "de facto" diplomatic boycott.

After Australia announced earlier that it would not send a government delegation to the Beijing Olympics due to China's human rights issues and trade conflicts, all three 'Ocus' alliances targeting China have joined the Beijing Olympics diplomatic boycott.

Canada also joined the boycott procession.

[Justin Trudeau/Prime Minister of Canada: We are very concerned about the repeated human rights violations by our partners around the world and the Chinese government. That is why we are announcing that we will not send a diplomatic mission to the Beijing Olympics.]

Earlier, on the 7th, the United States decided not to send a diplomatic mission to the Beijing Olympics due to China's oppression of human rights.

Although China strongly opposed it,

[Zhao Lijian / Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson: We express strong dissatisfaction and determined opposition to the US side. We have raised strict negotiations with the United States, and we will take determined counter-attack measures in the future.]

In Asia, the Japanese government is considering suspending the dispatch of ministers.

In the midst of this, the Democracy Summit led by US President Biden will be held for two days starting today (9th).

The U.S.-China conflict is likely to intensify as allies' participation in the boycott may increase.