China News Agency, Beijing, December 9th (Reporter Huang Yuqin) In response to the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada and other countries, they stated that they "will not send officials to attend" the Beijing Winter Olympics. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference on the 9th that relevant countries Standing on the opposite side of the Olympic family, I hope relevant countries will practice the Olympic spirit of "more unity" instead of ABC (USA, Australia, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada) that undermines the Olympic cause.
A reporter asked that the United Kingdom and Canada stated that they would not send diplomatic representatives to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics. What's China's response to this?
According to reports, 20 countries have not signed the Olympic Truce resolution previously passed by the UN General Assembly. How does China assess the potential domino effect?
Wang Wenbin said that China had not originally sent invitations to relevant countries.
Whether their officials come or not, they will see the success of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Wang Wenbin emphasized that sports has nothing to do with politics.
The Olympic Games is a grand gathering for athletes and sports enthusiasts, not a stage for politicians to show off.
Individual countries such as the United States, Australia, Britain, and Canada refused to jointly propose the Beijing Winter Olympics UN General Assembly Olympic Truce resolution, and they wrote, directed and performed the farce of "no officials will be present", standing on the opposite side of the Olympic family.
We hope that relevant countries will practice the Olympic spirit of "more unity" instead of ABC (USA, Australia, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada) that undermine the cause of the Olympics.
Wang Wenbin said that the so-called "chain reaction" is not worth worrying about.
On the contrary, what we see is that the vast majority of countries in the international community support and approve of the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
On December 2, the 76th United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on the Olympic Truce for the Beijing Winter Olympics drafted jointly by China and the International Olympic Committee. The resolution was proposed by 173 UN member states.
Representatives of many member states spoke enthusiastically, expressing support for the Beijing Winter Olympics and the truce resolution.
This in itself reflects the international community’s support for the Olympic Movement and its determination to maintain world peace.
Wang Wenbin said, we believe that under the guidance of the Olympic spirit and with the joint efforts of all parties, we will be able to present a simple, safe and exciting Olympic event to the world and jointly promote the development of the international Olympics.
Another reporter asked, in addition to Russia, which other countries’ leaders and officials has China invited to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics?
Wang Wenbin said that according to the Olympic rules, leaders of various countries are invited to attend the Olympic Games by their own Olympic Committee and registered in the IOC system.
At present, many heads of state, government and royal family members have registered to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.
We welcome them.
China is committed to making more contributions to the international Olympic cause and will present a simple, safe and exciting Olympic Games to the world.