Politicians of the coalition parties The future Federal Government demand a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing because of the Falls of the Chinese tennis player Peng Squad and criticize the behavior of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
A diplomatic boycott is the least, what I expect. We should name the Olympic Games 2022 as that they are: a propaganda show involving the IOC and his sponsors, said Erhard Grundy, sports policy speaker of the Greens in the Bundestag, the Frankfurter General Sunday newspaper (FAS).
We need to clearly name the permanent human rights violations in China and do not hide us behind economic relationships, Grundy added. No German politician should participate in this propaganda show.
Meanwhile, the players’ organization WTA pushed further on Saturday to enlightenment in the case of the meantime disappeared Peng Squad. WTA boss Steve Simon is still deeply worried about that Peng is not free of censorship or forced, said a spokeswoman of the news agency AFP.
Simon has sent Peng Squad two e-mails, their answers were clearly influenced by others. That’s why Simon decided to contact them only then by e-mail to them when he is sure that the answers are their own and not their censors.
WTA threatens China with withdrawal of tennis tournaments
Peng Squad had written at the beginning of the month in the Twitter-like Medium Weibo, sexually abused from former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Goal (75). The entry has been deleted as well as numerous internet entries over Peng, from which more than two weeks afterwards was missing.
The WTA threatened to deduct her tournaments from the Kingdom of the Center, the case should not be cleared transparent and comprehensively.
Peng reappeared last weekend in a Beijing restaurant and a tennis tournament in the Chinese capital. State media published appropriate video clips.
On Sunday, Peng also led a video telephone with the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach. According to the IOC, Peng Squad explained that she was well-run in her house in Beijing, but would like to know her privacy.
As a result, the IOC was accused of the athlete association Global Athlete, contributed nothing to the enlightenment, but to have made compliant with the malicious propaganda of the Chinese authorities.
The former Federal Chairman of the Greens, the MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, said the FAS, Bach had the IOC to the hostage of China and now ever deeper into an unappetizing complicity in pushing the human rights issue. In Beijing, the Olympic Winter Games start on February 4, 2022.
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