Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1437-W1037



Release Date: December 10, 2021



Topic: U.S. Takes the Lead in Boycotting the Beijing 2022 Olympics -- Wei Jingsheng 

标题:美国带头抵制2022北京奥运会 -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)



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U.S. Takes the Lead in Boycotting the Beijing 2022 Olympics

-- Wei Jingsheng



The White House officially announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.  Everyone applauded, while the regime in Beijing acted as if its parents had died.  Despite that there has long been news that the United States would boycott it, the implementation still made the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing frantic.  Although this is good news, everyone should not yet breathe a sigh of relief and must continue to work hard because there are still many countries and human rights organizations with unclear attitudes, thus the CCP will continue to lay maggots.  We don't want take it lightly.


In addition to the Chinese Communist Party's strong opposition, there are two other kinds of critical voices.  One says that the diplomatic sanctions are not strong enough and should be more comprehensive.  Apart from the anti-communist Chinese who hold this opinion, there are some members of the U.S. Congress who are concerned about human rights in China and think this way as well.  There is also a criticism that diplomatic sanctions are useless, as they cannot change the CCP’s behavior, and will arouse the anger of the Chinese people, and so on.


Is it really useless?  If it's really useless, why is the CCP so furious?  One can deduce information that one can't see directly oneself from one’s opponents’ reactions.  This is an experience of confrontational sports and an important observation angle for politicians as well.  Why?  Because everyone's viewing angle and time are limited, using the other's reactions can greatly increase the amount of information.  In other words, the amount of information is doubled in the same angle and same amount of time.  The reaction of the CCP proves that these sanctions are useful, not useless.


Why is it useful?  That is because the CCP spent a lot of money to pay for bribes to get this opportunity to host this Olympics Games, not because it likes sports, but to expand its international influence and resolve diplomatic dilemmas.  This is just what the CCP needs, instead of the icing on the cake hobby of the foreign countries.  Everyone in China knows the virtues of the CCP, and there is even a joke that even when the CCP farts, it must consider the aftermath it causes.  Such a big matter of the Olympics Games is not for political interest and influence, but only for hobbies?  Only foreigners can be so boring and ignorant, while the Chinese know that this does not fit the character of the CCP.


I remember that before the last Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition took the lead in the boycott and persuaded various human rights organizations to boycott them as well.  Under the pressure of strong public opinion, President George W. Bush met with Chinese democracy activists and representatives of Xinjiang at the White House before going to Beijing to attend the opening ceremony.  He put down his crossed legs and solemnly said to me: I know what you will say, but you have to understand my dilemma as well, and so on.


I knew that I should make compromises with my friends, so I put forward a relatively low requirement to President Bush: to talk about human rights issues in China, and to talk about it in such a way that the Chinese people can hear it, instead of speaking to the air on a stage arranged by the CCP.  He immediately agreed and promised to let me and the Chinese people hear it.  Later, he stopped in Bangkok, Thailand on the way to Beijing, and held a press conference to strongly criticize human rights abuses in China, which made Jiang Zemin very embarrassed.  The CCP’s attempt to use the Olympics to expand its national influence has suffered some degree of setback.  That time we and our enemy were tied.


The resistance this time exceeds the previous time.  Yet Xi Jinping cliques’ need also exceeds the previous time.  Now, their current setbacks are greater than the last time.  How can it be said to be useless?  Moreover, Xi Jinping’s wolf warrior diplomacy has aroused strong resentment and opposition from the Americans and Western people.  Xi Jinping needs a diplomatic achievement even more than Jiang Zemin did that is good enough to explain to the CCP.  This huge setback is making Xi Jinping’s situation even worse.


This also proves to the Chinese people and the elites within the CCP that the authoritarian regime that goes against the trend of history and the wolf warrior diplomacy of Emperor Xi are already like the rats crossing the street – with everyone shouting to beat these rats.  Money diplomacy is not a panacea.  Money and beauties can buy politicians and elites, but they cannot buy all the Western people.


It also shows that under the lobbying of the CCP that takes and spreads Chinese people's money, the Biden administration is enduring huge internal forces, and is not omnipotent.  As the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi estimated at a congressional hearing a few months ago, the end result can only be a diplomatic boycott.  As the White House officials said, this result was made under tremendous pressure.


The European and Japanese governments, which have not yet made a decision, which needs us to continue and make persistent efforts to achieve the best results we expect, and to oppress Xi Jinping to change his perverse domestic and foreign policies.  To unreasonable hooligans, compromise is useless, but police-style oppression would be effective.



(This English version is translated by Ciping HUANG, without any compensation.  Wei Jingsheng and the Wei Jingsheng Foundation appreciate her decades of contribution, especially for allowing the use and distribution of her translations of these commentaries.)


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(Written and recorded on December 7, 2021.  Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia on December 8, 2021.)



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1437-W1037



Release Date: December 10, 2021



Topic: U.S. Takes the Lead in Boycotting the Beijing 2022 Olympics -- Wei Jingsheng 

标题:美国带头抵制2022北京奥运会 -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









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