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UK lawmakers vote for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

Nonbinding move shows growing concern over Xinjiang among Western legislators

Demonstrators in London hold placards during a May protest against China's treatment of the Uyghur people.   © Reuters

LONDON -- British parliamentarians voted Thursday in favor of a motion to call on the government to diplomatically boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 unless alleged atrocities in Xinjiang are ended.

The lifting of Chinese sanctions on U.K. citizens and entities was another condition.

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