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US will pay the price for boycotting Olympics, will take actions: China

China opposes the boycott and would take "resolute countermeasures", foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said

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The US will have to "pay a price" for its diplomatic boycott of the Winter in Beijing, said, just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two sides.

opposes the boycott and would take "resolute countermeasures", foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular media briefing in Beijing, the host city of the 2008 Summer

Zhao said the US boycott had "damaged the foundation and atmosphere" of sports exchange and co-operation on the Games, adding that the boycott went against Olympic principles.

Biden's administration highlighted as the reason for its boycott what Washington calls genocide against minority Muslims in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

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First Published: Wed, December 08 2021. 01:22 IST
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