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Former U.S. ambassador urges Japanese officials to skip Beijing Olympics

Sen. Hagerty cites Uyghurs and Hong Kong in promoting diplomatic boycott

U.S. President Joe Biden says his administration is "considering" a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games in Beijing.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. William Hagerty, who served as the ambassador to Japan in the Trump administration, is urging Tokyo to launch a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Hagerty cited human rights violations in Xinjiang, as well as Hong Kong, and accused the Chinese government of hiding information in the early days of COVID-19.

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