During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing,  which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS) During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing,  which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

US considers joint boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

  • Calls have grown for the US to back out of the Games because of alleged human rights violations in China
  • State Department spokesman Ned Price stressed the need to work with allies so that any step the US takes will have more influence on Beijing

Topic |   US-China relations
During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing,  which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS) During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing,  which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
During the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (left), passed the Olympic flag in 2018 to Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Games. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
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