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A coalition of human rights groups Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and Australia is urging the International Olympic Committee to rescind its decision to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over its human rights violations of more than a million Uighur Muslims. Do you support such a call?

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Just cancel all Olympic games forever and for always. They are useless at best.

12 ( +25 / -13 )

Not just for that reason. There are plenty more reasons for taking the winter games from China. Hong Kong, their threatening stance over Taiwan, bases in the South China Sea, covering up the coronavirus. The list could go on.

32 ( +38 / -6 )

Disengage from China until it stops its threats & aggression towards others, then reconsider the position.

22 ( +26 / -4 )

So long as the corrupt CCP keeps the flow of brown envelopes to the corrupt IOC it will never happen, but it should.

17 ( +19 / -2 )

The monster we created through our own greed

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Never should've them the Olympics in the past and we definitely shouldn't give these. They've never kept any of their promises on transparency and human rights and have made the Olympic committee look greedy and stupid for buying into it.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

I'm willing to wager that China will just use the event to sweep all the unsightly things under the rug by showing off how good, transparent, progressive and (insert positive adjective here) their country is.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

If operating secret detention camps where Muslims are held indefinitely on undisclosed charges of terrorism is enough to disqualify a country from hosting the Olympics, where does that leave Los Angeles 2028?

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

If operating secret detention camps where Muslims are held indefinitely on undisclosed charges of terrorism is enough to disqualify a country from hosting the Olympics, where does that leave Los Angeles 2028?

Guantanamo Bay only has about 40 detainees and in its near 20 years of existence fewer than 800 total have spent time there.

The Uighur camps are estimated to be detaining up to 1.5 million.

Not defending Guantanamo, but there is just no comparing the two.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Definitely yes, Olympic Games is the celebration of humanity, it does not match with China.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

CCP = Corrupt Criminal Parasite

I"ve been to China. It sucks. (don't bother saying "but Shanghai is great.." IDGAF

Been to Taiwan -- great country, great people.

Taiwan & Japan ISLAND NATIONS, UNITE!

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Regarding the virus crisis, the CPP underestimates the "global grudge" against China. Many people are still dying or suffering while Chinese are become visibly complacent and partying.

Payback time is inevitable if not imminent.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Not just because of the lack of human rights, but also because of the lack of animal rights.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

However, before reneging on the offer given for the Winter Olympics, China should be removed as a permanent member of the UN security council. As a bare bones minimum they should be suspended until they change their ways. What security are they really providing the world ? Their behaviour especially this year is inexcusable.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

I will help them wth the games if they have them run by the Ouiguirs.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Olympic Games should be held in Greece. Period.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

While the CCP’s treatment of Uighurs is disgusting, how far do you go with this idea?

The next World Cup is due to be held in Qatar. A country with a history of funding terrorism, appalling treatment of migrants and homosexuals etc. Obviously China is a much bigger and more important player in the world, but surely the principle is the same.

I’ve met and read people who’ve boycotted the US, the UK, Russia, Israel, Japan, China, South Korea, France, Australia, Malaysia etc for reasons including illegal wars, cruelty to animals, refugee and immigration policies, homophobia, religious bigotry, illegally occupying land and others.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

How could anyone seriously consider having the Olympics in China in the foreseeable future after this year?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I think the summer olympics should be held in Greece permanently, if they want to, and all countries pay financially. And scrap the winter olympics - the Greeks never had skis.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Attacking China all the time is unfair. While Japan gets the O.K for the same Olympics games in 2021 with the CONVID still going on ???. Is this group fair ???.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Yes. Because Uighur Goku-cho was one of my favourite characters in Hokuto no Ken.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Ironic that the same percentage of readers likely woudn't censure either Japan or the US...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Just cancel the huge capitalist spectacle, it's not appropriate post covid. I like the idea of holding competition in Greece, minus spectators, when and if it's safe to do so.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This isn't Berlin 1935, we've always known right now what China is and capable of. They haven't changed and thus holding any event in a dictatorship does nothing but enable them.

Cut out China from the world

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I support the call, but I doubt we will see any major moves by China. With there being a slim chance of a US boycott, Russia banned, and African countries worried about getting loans from China, China is going to hold the games and not care with boycotts being blown off as "racism". Sad reality unfortunately.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

They should be fair. No Olympics in any countries until the antidote for convid is found. Period.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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