美国国会共和党联邦众议员华尔兹（Rep. Michael Waltz,
According to the content, the resolution first urges the U.S. Olympic Committee to propose to the International Olympic Committee that the 2022 Winter Olympics be transferred to locations outside the People’s Republic of China.If the proposal is rejected by the International Olympic Committee, "the US Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committees of other countries should withdraw from the 2022 Olympic Games."
The resolution mentioned that China's measures such as large-scale detention, forced labor, and increased surveillance have put China's religion under tighter official control.At the same time, the resolution also accused the Chinese government of concealing the new crown virus epidemic by means of censorship, which led to a global outbreak.
The resolution stated, “The Olympic Games is a celebration of international culture, a festival of mankind, and an activity aimed at isolating political, ideological, and diplomatic differences.”
Congressman Waltz also said that China should not enjoy the economic benefits and free publicity that accompany hosting the Olympics. "This is like saying that it is normal for China to imprison millions of citizens because of race and religion, or to cause a pandemic around the world," Waltz said.
Waltz, a member of the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives, also mentioned that dictatorships are trying to use the Olympic Games to legitimize their various methods and positions in the international community: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Russia, and now the People’s Republic of China.
Waltz gave an example in his submission that the then-U.S. President Carter pressured the U.S. Olympic Committee to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and actively sought international cooperation to boycott the Moscow Olympics to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.Because of the boycott and other factors, the number of countries participating in the Olympics was the lowest since 1956: only 65 countries officially participated, and 7 of them participated in the competition but were absent from the opening ceremony.
It is worth mentioning that China also joined dozens of countries that boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics and did not participate in the competition.
长期积极关注并多次严厉指责中国在新疆的人权问题的共和党联邦参议员斯科特（Sen. Rick Scott,
This Senate resolution is currently supported by six Republican senators.
Last week, U.S. President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping had their first phone call after changing hands at the White House.The White House statement said: "President Biden emphasized the coercive and unfair economic behavior of Beijing, the suppression of Hong Kong, the violation of human rights in Xinjiang, and the increasingly powerful behavior in the region, including Taiwan. Basic concern."
Waltz said that he can't imagine how much American athletes put in dedication and effort for this moment in their lives, but "this moment is far more important than a sports competition."
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