White House shifts thinking on Beijing Winter Olympics boycott as pressure mounts over Uyghur genocide

The White House is signaling a rethink on its stance toward the Beijing Winter Olympics as pressure mounts for a boycott or for the games to be moved elsewhere amid intense criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

Nikki Haley, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations, became the latest leading figure to add her voice to calls for a boycott this week.

“President Xi Jinping wants the propaganda boost of the games. He remembers well the widespread praise China received after hosting the Summer Olympics in 2008,” she wrote in an op-ed piece. “Symbolism matters, and if the United States
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