Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has decided to emulate the United States in a context of “disagreement” with China.
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After the United States, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in turn, Wednesday, December 8, that his country would not send any representative of his government to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
This decision comes in a context of “disagreement” with China on a number of issues ranging from Australian foreign interference laws to the recent decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
“Australia will not go back on the strong stance it has taken to defend its interests, and it is obviously not surprising that we do not send Australian officials to these Games.”
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia
He also mentioned human rights violations in the Xinjiang region and Beijing’s reluctance to meet with Australian officials for discussions.
“Everyone does not care” whether Australia is sending or name official representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics, Chinese diplomacy said in return.