US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

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:

  • The Olympics boycott is part of a complex diplomatic balancing act. 
  • Biden's administration has left Trump-era trade tariffs on China in place and continues to order naval patrols through sensitive international sea lanes that China is accused of trying to bring under its control.



You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.