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W House says Myanmar’s unjust conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi is further affront to democracy.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., called such a diplomatic boycott “a necessary step to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to human rights in the face of the Chinese government’s unconscionable abuses”.

The US diplomatic or official representation would treat these games as business as usual in the face of the PRC's egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang, and we simply can't do that.
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US athletes will attend the games and have the government’s full support, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.


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