British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year to protest China’s human rights record, the Times reported on Saturday.
An “active discussion” within the government is underway, the Foreign Minister Liz Truss declaring herself in favor of the boycott, according to the newspaper.
Under one option, British ministers would not attend the Games, although the ambassador to China would, the Times added.
Five Tory politicians have written to Johnson urging him to ban all official UK diplomatic representation at the February Winter Olympics, according to the report.
President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics.
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