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Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

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called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China.

I 100% agree!

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As a human think other humans should boycott the whole thing, obviously at the risk of arrest secret detention at an re educational site. But give me a few months and I will post a video of my confession while someone holds a gun to my head off camera.

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Where do I sign the petition?!!!

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The situation of the Uighurs in northwestern China has received most of the attention

If the so called Muslim nations around the world. The so called Muslim terrorist groups who wants to destroy the Europe and USA. If they are not worries about the Muslims in China then why the world should worry about them??

Yes those muslim groups are busy with HALAL business and converting people to their religion... They the money and the political power play..

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Beijing MUST be boycotted, simple as that.

I stand with the Tibetans, Mongolians, Uighur Muslims, Hong Kongers and many others, who are subject to oppression and ethnic genocide, in calling for the Beijing communist propoganda Games to be boycotted.

No person of any ethics or morality will attend or watch or attend this shameful spectacle.

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Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Absolutely and about time! Are the nations around the world who have an ounce of dignity going to have the guts to actually do it? Or is going to be another ugly display of money trumps all?

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I boycott the whole country due to the CCP. I feel sorry for the brainwashed public.

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One of the more despondent and rage-inducing articles I've read on the topic of China's human rights abuses came out today from the BBC. A must read article for everyone on Earth in my opinion. Easily one of the most heinous and cruel crimes carried out by humans against other humans:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-55794071

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@Hallowed: Oh my god.. what an absolute disgrace to all of us alive today that this is happening right now..

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Human rights is just one reason to boycott China.

There are numerous others, so take your pick.

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a sporting body that does not get involved with politics.

Hmmm, I think a better description would be money grubs that don't get involved in anything except lining their own pockets.

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Hey... Lets all sign up to the anti China propaganda bandwagon!

China's huan rights record is much better than most countries, including the USA, and many western countries. If we want to ban the Olympics in China over human rights then the soccer world cup in Qatar would obviously be a non starter!

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If we want to ban the Olympics in China over human rights then the soccer world cup in Qatar would obviously be a non starter

I’ve got no time for the CCP or the Qatari leaders but I wonder where you stop with boycotts. Most countries on the planet deserve boycotts according to some.

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Let's just boycott the Olympics altogether.

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Why would anyone in their right minds want to go to China in the first place with the virus they unleashed on the planet?

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Pls protest abt Japanese Olympics first.

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Anyone remember the 1980 and 1984 Olympic boycotts?

Banning countries is more useful for political results, but boycotts only harm the athletes.

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sports events are supposedly apolitical, many paid NGO's, rights groups have different agenda and working for their paymaster. I think IOC should stay away from it as each country have their own solutions to its internal problems, and that may ultimately curtail some civilian rights.

Concerning the Uyghurs, 1000+ delegations include UN security chief, OIC, western media, journalists that have visited Xinjiang have confirmed that there is no genocide there. The Uyghurs are very well looked after by China with subsidized vocational training camps, job skill upgrade, free mandarin class to promote intra cultural communication, cultural social nights etc.

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What China is doing to its own citizens would constitute a war crime if done to another country.

They shouldn’t be granted the veneer of authenticity the Olympics would give them. One would think that the IOC would have learned after Sochi, but the IOC is itself wholly corrupt.

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Concerning the Uyghurs, 1000+ delegations include UN security chief, OIC, western media, journalists that have visited Xinjiang have confirmed that there is no genocide there. The Uyghurs are very well looked after by China with subsidized vocational training camps, job skill upgrade, free mandarin class to promote intra cultural communication, cultural social nights etc.

Untrue. Watched a report today including from Uyghurs who had escaped to Turkey. Rape of women. Birthdate down 88%. Women raped in the camps.

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Birthdate down 88%.

Due to forced birth control. https://japantoday.com/category/world/china-forces-birth-control-on-muslims-to-suppress-population-1

The Uyghurs are very well looked after by China

When someone is "looking after" another who doesn't want it, that is called something ... what's that term?

https://theintercept.com/2021/01/29/china-uyghur-muslim-surveillance-police/

CCP are blocking children from learning to code https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/08/china_blocks_scratch_website/

Vocational Training? Really? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM1DjkPWtj0

Forced detentions: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html

If that's the Chinese govt looking after people, think I'd want to be ignored instead.

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@ Zichi Untrue. Watched a report today including from Uyghurs who had escaped to Turkey. Rape of women. Birthdate down 88%. Women raped in the camps.

there are thousands of reports being published, 90% are western lies, fabrications and exaggerations. They are paid NGO's, a hosts of " uighur refugees" got exit visa, and travel freely beijing/xinjiang/EU/US to spread their lies. 54 countries + 90% OIC members in UN are for China Xinjiang de radicalization program versus 22 mainly western hypocrites. there's are no doubts jailed uighurs separatists, fanatics, extremists, who carried out 27 terrorist attacks across China. here're some good link; and do read other side of stories, don't be fooled by Japan uyoku, extremists and those slanderous western media.

https://youtu.be/-NjDqbNNE3A

https://youtu.be/EovpQE6dZeE

and many others. stop the lies!! western regimes have their agenda to bring /contain China. but China is not Russia, Western regimes include Japan must accept and live with another giant.

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@Zichi,

lol, Xinjiang has the highest birth rate in China @ 1.6, Tibet #2 at 1.588 all other minorities area of Guangxi, Hainan are top versus China overall 1.048 birth rate. below are link by Singapore NUS

https://www.ceicdata.com/en/china/population-birth-by-region/population-birth-rate

I keep hearing 1.0 mil, 1.5 mil, and even 2.0 mil Uighurs detainees. LoL 1 in 10 of Uighurs being detained? This is utterly gross exaggeration without verifiable sources, Just imagine how many camps needed to house 1 million?? and how many billions the Chinese govt need to spend on this program. There is also loud outcry of forced eating pork, no maghrib prayer, “asalamallaikum” greetings were banned, Uighurs so fearful of not learning mandarin….a free birth control program is described as forced sterilization, forced abortions, rapes……organ harvest, you name it. All phoney baloney of the slanderous western media who has nothing to do. Alas, many Uighurs still able to get exit visa from China authority, shuttling Xinjiang / Beijing / US/ EU to spread their lies. 

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I expect to receive many thumbs down for telling the truth, while not fan of commies, but just bewilder by the western regimes that go such extends to demonize, slander, smearing without true facts nor evidences. China has tons of its own problems, far from perfect, but 5-Lies alliances are using all these thuggish, bullying tactics iis beyond me.

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Boycott China !!..

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evian 1

if the reports on the Uighur's are lies, even though they include reports from Uighur's who have escaped to Turkey and America, the Chinese government should allow access to an international team to visit Xinjang without limitations.

So you are saying the interviewed women Uighur's who were raped and watched young women being gang raped is nothing more than lies.

China is the second biggest exporter of cotton which is produced in Xinjang using Uighur slave labor.

BBC World News investigation

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55930344

The report was raised in the British parliament yesterday and is planning actions against China.

The Uighur birthrate is down 88%.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53220713

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evian1

how do you explain away the pictures of the 380 Uighurs prison camps?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/24/china-imprisoning-uighurs-satellite-images-xinjiang

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/09/china-internment-camps-muslim-uighurs-satellite/569878/

satellite images

https://techjournalism.medium.com/open-source-satellite-data-to-investigate-xinjiang-concentration-camps-2713c82173b6

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@how do you explain away the pictures of the 380 Uighurs prison camps?

sir, glad you only list 380 uighurs here than the most western media listed 0.5 million, 1.0 million, 2.0 million by the Guardian, and hilariously, google listed 3.0 millions being detained. Can you imagine how on earth to detain, round up 100,000 in a facilities?? or camps?? It's utter lies, with all those satellite images LOL western style warehouses located in New Mexico, USA.

I'm not saying there aren't detained Uighurs, but these are hardcore muslim fanatics returned from ISIS, by estimation, China has the highest numbers up to 20,000+ IS returnees. So a de radicalization program is appropriate knowing there're 27 uighur terrorist attacks across China over the past years. What's US or EU going to do if this happened in their own land. Just leave China alone to tackle their own internal affairs, and stop your lies and exaggerations!!!

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@TheFu

you're just blindly reading the slanderous western media and Japanese + India media all laced poisonously with political agenda. care to read the Chinese media?? like CGTN?? or RT ? western quora forum? Al Jazeera?? BBC has been a gutter tabloid and lost its credibility. See the other side of the stories, and I beg 90% of those China haters never even been to Xinjiang or Tibet, but unfortunately, the world media are in English and understood by more than half of the world population, and 80% are western controlled in worldwide web. There has been tremendous bias about China on something trivial and even non existence.

I'm not fan of commies not I'm a Chinese national.

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What's wrong with the world today??

When the US under 3 US presidents and western allies invaded and bombed 9 middle eastern countries, resulted in the death of 11 million muslims and their children. After 911 US displaced 37 millions in the middle east!! Since WW2, US intervened, bombed 57 countries and 34 regimes changed. This is the greatest crime against humanity and genocides committed at grande scale.

China displaced no one, killed no one in Xinjiang, except Uighur terrorists and separatists. Xinjiang birthrate is the highest in China at 1.6% Tibet - 1.588% versus national average at 1.044% , Xinjiang clocked in a 6% GDP growth rate, thanks to the stringent de radicalization program, and since 2016, no terrorist attacks. Domestic tourism is booming.

You folks must be completely blinded and whitewashed.

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