Following the Foreign Secretary’s naming of Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang, the UK Government are considering diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics but “no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.”

Nov 29, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Following the Foreign Secretary’s naming of Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang, the UK Government are considering diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics but “no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.”

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL4056):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reported remarks by the Foreign Secretary relating to genocide in Xinjiang, what plans they have, if any, for boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. (HL4056)

Tabled on: 16 November 2021

Answer:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

As the Government has previously made clear, no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

Date and time of answer: 29 Nov 2021 at 13:01.

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Link to House of Lords debate:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2021-11-25/debates/223D9BC0-8758-4DC5-A66D-D0E2753B62F9/ChinaGenocide

The House:

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/the-uk-government-has-a-duty-to-declare-chinas-treatment-of-the-uyghurs-as-genocide

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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