China dismisses concerns over human rights abuses tarnishing Winter Olympics


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Larger text size Very large text size China's Foreign Ministry has dismissed claims by British, Australian and European MPs that it should be stripped of the 2022 Winter Olympics because of its actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Wang Wenbin, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, said concerns raised by members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China went against the spirit of the Olympic charter and impeded the progress of global human rights. He added that his country's actions had been approved by many countries at a recent UN Human Rights Council session. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin. Credit: AP In...