Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for Olympics diplomatic boycott

Winter Olympics

Tibetan activists stand in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters during a protest ahead of the February's Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on November 26, 2021 in Lausanne. 

Photo credit: Fabrice Coffrini | AFP

What you need to know:

  • US-China relations hit a low point under Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, with a massive trade war and incendiary debate over how the Covid-19 virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • Biden has sought to re-engage with Beijing while at the same time focusing on strengthening traditional US alliances to counter China's growing economic clout and military presence across the Indo-Pacific region.



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