Chinese ambassador to Japan accuses Tokyo of ‘confusing politics with sports’

TOKYO, December 16 (EFE): The Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Kong Xuanyu, today accused the Japanese CEO of “confusing politics with sports,” following the decision not to attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

The Chinese diplomat also called for greater support from Japan for the Olympic event to be hosted by Beijing, after the Japanese president ruled out attending the Olympics on Thursday, although he left the door open to send an official delegation according to the moment and national interests. . “.

Kong said during his speech at a conference in Tokyo on the Beijing Olympics, local agency Jiji reported.

The Chinese ambassador also criticized the presence in Japan of “lies” about the Uyghur minority and Hong Kong, which he described as a “dangerous step” that could affect bilateral relations.

The Japanese prime minister said last week that Japan would take into account its national interests in light of the upcoming international event in China, after learning of the diplomatic boycott of the United States.

US President Joe Biden has announced that he will not send an official delegation to Beijing in 2022, although he will send his athletes, because he believes that the Chinese government is committing human rights violations in the Xinjiang region.

Other countries such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have also joined the US-led boycott.

(c) EFE . Agency

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