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Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China

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Gabor FabriciusToday  03:40 am JST

No more talking …just Stop Chinese concentration camps and Stalinist terror of the Uyghur people.

And remember what that lady demonstrator is saying in the picture - FREE TIBET.

Besides, with this CoVid still going on, we need to fight it off first. Everybody stay home!

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No more talking …just Stop Chinese concentration camps and Stalinist terror of the Uyghur people.

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The ‘mute’ Olympics-another one to be ignored!

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"Simply don't say anything, not even "Hello..." is how you need to survive in China. Between yet: Don't go.

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The one thing that I haven't heard from these activists is what would Xinjiang be without the oppressive Chinese government ruling it? Pakistan? Afghanistan?

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Lets read the core principles.

Respecting Human Rights

https://olympics.com/ioc/human-rights

Pretty please read...

The Chinese Government has violated every single principle.

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These "Students" were paid actors to stage protest against China, actually nobody believe the genocide theory in Islamic world!

This is a political power play by America, mostly because they can't kicks off further trade war after Trump!

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The IOC needs to be dissolved. Too broken to fix.

If the Olympics continue, let’s have them at permanent locations.

Invalid CSRF

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I don't think competition is the place for athletes to express their political opinions. I like the athletes to focus on the competition during the competition period.

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A real concerned athlete with morals and standards wouldn’t go. I’m sure LaBron would love to be there along with the rest of the NBA who are shoulder deep in corrupt Chinese government money.

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Athletes at the Beijing Olympics have been urged by human rights activists to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted.

How about Athletes avoid China altogether?? There will be other Olympic games.

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I don't know what they are protesting about?

About "East Turkistan" history, it was not a truly existing country, in 1944 under the backing of USSR that nation was briefly existed since the Nationalist China (K.M.T. party run by Chiang KaiShek) was about to collapse during WW2. But after fall 1949 when "Communist China" established, the "East Turkistan" was not necessary to be exist, Stalin agreed to "Wipe it out" as Mao TseTung became an ally of USSR! The "East Turkistan" was a political instrument instead a truly legitimate nation! The myth was over and tgat part of history buried!

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CCP have all their down putting behind bars already. Do you really think the CCP would leave know activists on the street to bad mouth. No. This is pure CCP propaganda. The best action to take is don’t go to China.

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Yeah, don't show up then. All this talk about a diplomatic boycott by USA. And then loads of them apply for diplomatic visas.

Anyone going to boycott the LA Olympics because of USA's abuses of human rights? 25% of the world's incarcerated people are in USA. Violence against Blacks from police. Slave labor on American farms. And don't get me started on the lies related to Iraq and a whole host of other countries. Google the evil NED.

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If these athletes really wanted to criticize China, they wouldn't show up.

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dont mix sport and politics.

olympics are about sport-not politics.

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Its a athletic event and that's what the Olympics is and nothing else.

Don't discriminate the athletes for wanting to attend the Olympics.

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KenchiToday  07:31 am JST

Or….

ALL athletes should criticize China. Will China prosecute ALL the athletes?

Don't we have a pandemic to tackle right now?

Fighto!Today  07:32 am JST

All the athletes should remain completely silent for any interviews. Simply don't say anything, not even "Hello", if they all did that, it would send a powerful message.

The reality is the vast majority of them couldnt care less about the crimes and mass genocide China is committing. They are selfish, so of course they will talk - about themselves.

They just want their Famous Fifteen Minutes.

MoskolloToday  08:41 am JST

Once again the world tolerates and dances around China, instead of addressing the fact they caused a global pandemic which has killed millions and they have not yet been held accountable for.

Nobody can 'create' a virus like CoVid-19. Nobody is to blame for that. Still, with these Games going on and the CCP talking this crap, we can see just what's on their agenda. IMAGE. Gotta make Communism look good and keep all the abuses outta sight. Undercover of the night, and day.

Athletes of the world, unite and boycott the 2022 Beijing Games!

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The Olympic Games should have been moved to a neutral country like Sweden or Norway. But China? Not this time around. China is undeserving of the honor. As a matter of fact, it’s the complete opposite.

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Any athlete from a country who is politically boycotting these games needs to be very careful because the CCP is the kind of thug regime that will seek retribution in any way possible. These athletes be prepared for the planting of drugs in their possessions, be prepared for charges of espionage and, of course, doping.

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Pity the ordinary Chinese, even they want to get out!

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Well it's their fault for going there, nobody should be going to that hell hole.

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It is simple: Don't go. (Three years residence in Xi'an)

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I wonder if we will be able to watch the events on live at the exact moment. Most likely is that pictures are a few seconds delayed for broadcasting so that the authorities can intervene, removing any "inapropriate" scenes. Such quick censorship is very common in China.

All the same I will boycott viewing the event which justifies the rights abuse and Orwellian surveillance. Just outcomes- news reporting is enough. Worse, zero corona bulls--t will disrupt the Games. Btw, where is Zhang Gali Now Let's? Let's hope that foreign altheles and delegates will not become victims of sex crimes by CCP.

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Isn't it time these events were privatised, if you want to be the best just attend the Néw World Games sponsored by pfizer, amazon and tesla

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Be brave.

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BOYCOTT .

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Once again the world tolerates and dances around China, instead of addressing the fact they caused a global pandemic which has killed millions and they have not yet been held accountable for.

China lied. People died.

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Once again the world tolerates and dances around China, instead of addressing the fact they caused a global pandemic which has killed millions and they have not yet been held accountable for.

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I do not understand anyone who is prepared to go to China for ANY reason!!! China must be avoided like a plague!!!

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No kidding. China's the last place you wanna go and do your activist stuff.

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Anyone who participates these Genocide Olympics is complicit in the crimes and human rights abuses by the CCP.

Boycott Genocide Olympics which is supported by money grabbing inhumane IOC!!!

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Athletes at the Beijing Olympics have been urged by human rights activists to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted.

What happen to CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? by Xi Xi Piggy?

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Any athlete who participates or watches; any company who sponsors this propoganda show, is enabling the genocidal totalitarian regime. 

Boycott the Genocide Games

Exactly!

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money doesnt buy you humanity. Hosting peace games in communist China (the greatest threat not only to its minorities but to the entire human race) is despicable.

”Don’t speak up, don’t even bring your own smartphones as you will be in danger”.

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All the athletes should remain completely silent for any interviews. Simply don't say anything, not even "Hello", if they all did that, it would send a powerful message.

The reality is the vast majority of them couldnt care less about the crimes and mass genocide China is committing. They are selfish, so of course they will talk - about themselves.

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Or….

ALL athletes should criticize China. Will China prosecute ALL the athletes?

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Any athlete who participates or watches; any company who sponsors this propoganda show, is enabling the genocidal totalitarian regime.

Boycott the Genocide Games.

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All the athletes should remain completely silent for any interviews. Simply don't say anything, not even "Hello", if they all did that, it would send a powerful message.

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Keep your mouth shut, smile for the photos with your sports day medal while the commies persecute and imprison innocent people. Who is worse the IOC or the CCP.

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Dancing with the devil.

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