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A boycott: Czech politicians will not attend Beijing Olympics

No government politicians will be traveling to the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, the spokeswoman of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lenka Do, told the Czech News Agency this Wednesday. No decisions have yet been made whether the Czech ambassador and relevant diplomats will be taking part in events.

The decision comes amid a political boycott of the games, caused predominantly by China’s poor human rights record, by several Western states, including the United States and the United Kingdom. EU states Netherlands and Denmark have also joined in the boycott.

Source: Czech Radio

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