Protesters calling for a boycott of the Beijing Games demonstrate outside the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland. Photo: Reuters
Protesters calling for a boycott of the Beijing Games demonstrate outside the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

Lawmakers press US corporate sponsors of Beijing Winter Olympics, saying diplomatic boycott on Games is not enough

  • Growing anger in Washington towards giant American corporations that have paid billions to sponsor the Games and stayed silent on China’s human rights record
  • ‘They preach social justice, and that helps their balance sheet in the US, and ignoring human rights helps their balance sheet in China,’ said one politician

Topic |   US-China relations
Protesters calling for a boycott of the Beijing Games demonstrate outside the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland. Photo: Reuters
Protesters calling for a boycott of the Beijing Games demonstrate outside the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland. Photo: Reuters
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