A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP
A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP
Gal Luft
Opinion

Opinion

Gal Luft

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: meaningless Western boycott would only prove US weakness

  • Like many other steps the US government and its allies have taken against China in recent months, such an action would be self-defeating
  • Attempts to humiliate Beijing on the world stage will only backfire and expose America’s loneliness and inability to sway its allies

A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP
A worker stands at the base of the under-construction ski jumping venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, 200km northwest of Beijing, on March 17. Photo: AFP
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Gal Luft

Gal Luft

Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). His latest book is De-dollarization: The Revolt Against the Dollar and the Rise of a New Financial World Order (2019).