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South Korea says no boycott of Beijing Olympics

South Korea says no boycott of Beijing Olympics

SEOUL: South Korea’s president today (Dec 13) ruled out joining a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing the need to work with China.

Chinesepolitics
By AFP

Monday 13 December 2021, 10:14AM


South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AFP

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AFP

Visiting Canberra, Moon Jae-in said he was “not considering” snubbing the Olympics to protest China’s human rights abuses as several Western nations have done.

“We have not received a request from any other country including the United States to participate in the diplomatic boycott,” he said.

China has warned the United States, Australia, Britain and Canada that they will “pay the price” for protesting the Games.

The boycott was prompted by China’s abuses against the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang and its smothering of democracy in Hong Kong.

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Moon stressed that South Korea wanted to promote a free and open Pacific region, but also had to consider China’s role in trying to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

“We need the constructive efforts of China to enable denuclearisation of DPRK (North Korea),” he said, adding that Seoul wanted a harmonious relationship with Beijing.

Moon is currently on a three-day state visit to Australia, where the two countries signed a series of technology and military cooperation agreements.

They include the sale of 30 howitzers - mobile artillery guns - to Australia as part of a contract worth around US$720 million (B24 billion).

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Kurt | 13 December 2021 - 18:55:22

@Pooliekev, please explain what 'everybody' wants/needs of China? 
The world can turn perfectly well without means of China. It is China what needs resources from Australia and African countries. Needs Europe and USA to sell their products. From the Thai it needs access to future modern seaports by rail roads, things the Chinese have to build themselve as Thailand so far not built them.

Pooliekev | 13 December 2021 - 11:57:21

Everybody either wants or needs something from China. They should be more respectful.

 

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