20:14 GMT20 June 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States should lead a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to China's human rights abuses, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.

    "Here's what I propose, and join those who are proposing is a diplomatic boycott," Pelosi told a hearing on “China, Genocide and the Olympics” jointly hosted by the Human Rights Commission and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

    Previously, US announced it would seek partners and allies to determine how to proceed with the Beijing Olympics in a coordinated manner amid calls to boycott the event over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

    The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee opposed calls by human rights groups making accusations against China to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

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    Uyghurs, 2022 Winter Olympics, China, US
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