When the 2008 Olympics was held in Beijing, it was with the world’s hope that awarding China the Olympics would lead to a vast improvement in Chinese human rights and that China would cease its belligerent behavior to its neighbors bordering the South China Sea.
Since that time the opposite has occurred.
China, still the bully of the South China Sea, has faced escalating criticism over its prolonged genocide of Uyghur Muslims in its far-western Xinjiang region and its strong-armed takeover in Hong Kong.
Whether intentional or not, China is responsible for the deaths of over 4 million people worldwide and 615,000 in the U.S., due to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. China denied any responsibility for the pandemic and even attempted to blame the U.S. And China stubbornly refuses to cooperate in determining the origins of the virus.
Due to this and many other offenses, China is now considered to be a pariah among civilized nations.
It’s now time to initiate a boycott of the February 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The best time for the U.S. to propose this action was the G7 meetings last June in Cornwall, England, but the Biden administration was reluctant to rouse China’s ire. Hopefully, President Joe Biden can stiffen his resolve and take the appropriate action.
The Olympic movement is meant to promote peace and a sense of brotherhood among nations throughout the world. China desperately wants all the glory and attention of hosting the 2022 Winter Games, but that nation hardly deserves such an honor.