Discovering What Is a “Diplomatic Boycott” and Other Questions About the Approach to China the American People Deserve Answers to

February 7, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, the Center to Advance Security in America (CASA) Director Adam Turner announced a series of new Freedom of Information Act requests into the U.S. government’s approach to U.S.-China relations in the midst of a “diplomatic boycott” at the Beijing Olympics. The issues facing the United States are extensive, ranging from alleged human rights abuses of the Uyghur people to escalating tension with the Taiwanese and ongoing developments in the inquiry behind the origins of COVID-19 virus.

Many of the Administration’s public statements and approach toward these issues have raised confusion among the public over the last year as to what the top priorities of the new Administration are and which issues will take precedence. Turner’s latest op-ed lays these questions out and seeks to understand what the Biden Administration’s “diplomatic boycott” of the Olympics means as the 2022 Winter Olympics get underway. The Turner op-ed may be found at WND here.

“The Administration has advanced what it calls a ‘diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing Olympics,” said Director Adam Turner, “but we don’t know much about this strategy, as it has never been implemented before. Through a series of new FOIA requests, CASA intends to find out more about what the broader strategic approach is to China, and what are the actual priorities for the U.S. government.  The American people deserve to know the answers to these questions.”  

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Press release (pdf)

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