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Taiwan to boycott Beijing Games over ‘diplomatic slights' - report

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Taiwan to boycott Beijing Games over ‘diplomatic slights' - report

An official has reportedly said that Taiwan, which disputes it is part of China's sovereign territory, will become the latest country to shun a diplomatic presence at the Games
Taiwan will join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics because it expects China to flaunt pro-unification messages and prominently feature Taiwanese volunteers in promotional videos, a report has said.
A government-appointed taskforce has decided Taiwan will shun the opening and closing ceremonies of the game in February 2022, according to the Taipei Times , which quoted an official 'with knowledge of the matter' speaking on condition of anonymity.
The country's Executive Yuan, Ministry of Education and Mainland Affairs Council are said to be concerned that sending a delegation to the ceremonies would legitimize 'diplomatic slights' that Beijing is 'sure to make' against Taiwan during the Games.
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