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Netherlands and Denmark won’t send officials to Beijing Olympics

The Netherlands will not send diplomatic representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics because Covid-19 curbs will prevent talks with Chinese officials on human rights, the Dutch foreign ministry said Friday.But officials insisted that the move, which ministers decided on at a meeting on Friday, was not a political boycott of the sort already announced by the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain.Denmark had announced a similar move earlier on Friday.“We think that the severe Covid… ...

The Netherlands will not send diplomatic representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics because Covid-19 curbs will prevent talks with Chinese officials on human rights, the Dutch foreign ministry said Friday.But officials insisted that the move, which ministers decided on at a meeting on Friday, was not a political boycott of the sort already announced by the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain.Denmark had announced a similar move earlier on Friday.“We think that the severe Covid…

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