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Taiwan to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics, source says

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Taiwanese officials intend to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics, an official with knowledge of the matter told the Taipei Times. He cited concerns that China would choose to defame Taiwan during the Games. The Taiwanese delegation would abstain from the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

China uses the Olympics to push its propaganda that Taiwan is a part of China. Beijing intends to call Taiwan the Chinese Taipei and display pro-unification messages. It plans to feature Taiwanese volunteers in propaganda videos, the official said.

 

China has, in the past, boycotted sporting events hosted by Taiwan.