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Biden will not send official delegation to 2022 Olympics

TemplarKormac

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Nice start, but it won't make any difference to China unless we pull our athletes out of the games.
 
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Nice start, but it won't make any difference to China unless we pull our athletes out of the games.
It will make a difference to the CCP because they value their image very much

It wont drastically change their behavior in the short run

But it will let them know that the gig is up as far as the western democracies are concerned

The love affair with china is coming to an end
 

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Kind of seems like a half-measure to me. Kind of weak.

Either go all in or go all out.
 

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It will make a difference to the CCP because they value their image very much

It wont drastically change their behavior in the short run

But it will let them know that the gig is up as far as the western democracies are concerned

The love affair with china is coming to an end
The era of diplomacy with China is quickly coming to an end. More punitive action needs to be taken. Withdrawing a diplomatic delegation with a terrible diplomatic record will have no bearing on them, nor will they be concerned about their image given that not even their ally Russia takes them seriously.

On the other hand, withdrawing our athletes, people who have some cultural influence, will do more to harm their image worldwide.
 

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Can someone explain the hatred for China? The Fauci Flu was financed by the USA. :dunno: Are there Chinese folks in local, state and federal levels of US government saying White people are a threat to national (as if there is a nation) security like some other ethnic groups do repeatedly?
 
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Kind of seems like a half-measure to me. Kind of weak.

Either go all in or go all out.
I dont see what good denying the athletes their chance to compete will serve

Practically every democratic nation in the world is adopting the same policy because its a good compromise
 

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Pull the athletes. Don't send them over there to breath China's filthy air. They'll all come back with asthma. But in the end, Biden will do whatever Xi says.
 

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Only stopping purchases of Chinese goods will affect China.
And that is the issue. Since we are high social program taxed nation, that means producing products here will be higher. Even if the employees make more money.
 

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US Olympic athletes should not be used as political pawns and banned from participation in events. It was a poor idea under Carter and a even poorer one now.

Now if the US does not want to send a political delegation to China that's one thing (who cares) but since they don't underwrite athlete's training and travel to the host country (China) is not banned to other Americans by the US they need to STFU and let the athletes do their thing.
 

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US Olympic athletes should not be used as political pawns and banned from participation in events. It was a poor idea under Carter and a even poorer one now.

Now if the US does not want to send a political delegation to China that's one thing (who cares) but since they don't underwrite athlete's training and travel to the host country (China) is not banned to other Americans by the US they need to STFU and let the athletes do their thing.
Pretty much.
 

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I dont see what good denying the athletes their chance to compete will serve
It would be a much stronger statement for one.
 

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