Boycotting China, but not Qatar ... here's why

Boycotting China, but not Qatar ... here's why

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there's two big sporting events in 2022 but of course the politicians can't let us just enjoy them in peace instead the starting gun has been fired on the geopolitical point scoring uh the biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the beijing 2022 winter olympics but i'll let you in on a little secret nations don't really care about human rights abuses if caring about human rights gets in the way of their interests so in a couple of weeks the winter olympics slides into beijing
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china whilst in november the world cup goes to qatar this is the story of a trophy for the world more specifically the winter olympics is going to us enemy number one china whilst the world cup is going to us ally and host of several u.s military bases qatar this is the heart of america's military power in the middle east qatar's airbase so criticism has been flying amid claims that china and qatar are not
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worthy of holding events where grown adults kick balls or slide down mountains via various means tiny qatar faces these accusations human rights groups say many thousands of migrant workers may have died building the stadiums and infrastructure criticism of china centers on its alleged treatment of the uyghur muslims over in xinjiang president xi jinping thinks his critics are politicizing his big sporting moment his government says the olympics should rise above politics yeah okay good luck with that because the boycotts are
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flying in so for china the list of diplomatic no-gos is getting longer the country's not sending any officials include lithuania america britain canada belgium denmark estonia and australia a spokesman for china said nobody cares about the australian boycott sweden austria new zealand and a few others also aren't sending officials but they're blaming that not entirely convincingly on covid but uh the list of governments boycotting the world cup at
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key us ally qatar so far is a much shorter one in fact i've written it down there it is but how can we be so sure that this is just all about hypocrisy you know apart from experience well because poland has gone and dropped a truth bomb you see the polish president is going to beijing and when asked why his officials told reuters that it was no longer in poland's interests to continue criticizing china simply to
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please the americans well there it is geopolitics in a nutshell beautiful

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