China Says Winter Olympics Move By U.S. Baffling

China said that the Biden administration’s decision to send U.S. consular staff to Beijing with American athletes for the Winter Olympics was “baffling” amid the diplomatic boycott.

“The U.S. claims it won’t send any diplomatic or official representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics while at the same time applying for visa for officials from government agencies,” foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a recent press event.

“This is rather baffling,” he noted.

“No matter how the U.S. twists and turns in an attempt to justify itself, the fact is there for all to see,” the spokesman further said.

He earlier referred to the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the winter games as a “farce.”

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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