【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: Youlanzide  Translator: Ranting

On February 2, with only two days left until the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he had no plans to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, but did not give a reason.

According to “Central News Agency”, Scholz was interviewed by “ZDF” (Germany’s second television station) when a reporter asked if he would attend the Beijing Winter Olympics. Scholz replied, “I don’t have a trip planned, so I can’t assume I’ll make a surprise appearance.” He did not say why the trip was not scheduled.

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It is understood that the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries have announced diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing Winter Olympics due to repeated violations of human rights by the Chinese Communist Party.

In Europe, Denmark and the Netherlands have also joined the diplomatic boycott, but Germany’s position is so far unclear. Last December, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said they had personally decided not to attend the Winter Olympics in Beijing, but did not represent an official government position.

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