CNBC: Calls grow louder to boycott Beijing’s Olympics — and analysts warn of retaliation from China
* The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are set to be hosted by Beijing between Feb. 4 to 20. * Relations between major Western powers and China have been tense over allegations of severe human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region – home to the Uyghur Muslims, who have been identified by the United Nations, U.S. and UK as a repressed ethnic group. * For its part, China has repeatedly denied allegations of forced labor and other abuses in Xinjiang.
Countries and companies outside China face rising pressure to boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year, but China will not sit back idly in response, says political risk consultancy Eurasia Group.
“Western governments and firms face mounting pressure from human rights advocates and political critics of China to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics,” according to Eurasia Group analysts.
The Games are due to take place between February 4 to 20.
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