China says US pressure on sponsors to shun Winter Games is 'farce' RFI


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Beijing (AFP) Beijing Wednesday described US lawmakers' calls for sponsors to shun the 2022 Winter Olympics on human rights concerns as a "typical American farce", as pressure rises to boycott the controversial Games. In a lengthy hearing Tuesday, Congress members accused representatives from five major US corporations, including Visa and Airbnb, of supporting alleged genocide and other human rights abuses against Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region if they continued sponsoring the Beijing event. In response, Beijing accused US politicians of "politicising sports" and of slandering China based on political prejudice. "The remarks... are full of arrogance, ignorance and falsehoods....