German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said this Wednesday that she would not travel to Beijing for the Winter Olympics in February 2022, but stressed that it was a personal decision that was not part of the government position.
“I’m a big sports fan, but I’m definitely not going to the games at this point,” she said in a statement to the German press agency. “.
He emphasized that it was a personal decision and emphasized that Germany would continue to strive for a common position with its partners in the European Union (EU) on the US-initiated diplomatic boycott of China, which Australia has joined. Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Following the boycott announcement, Beijing warned that “they will pay the price for their wrong steps”. “I want to make it clear that China has not invited any of the countries mentioned,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.