The Biden administration won’t send U.S. officials to attend the coming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, staging a diplomatic boycott that drew immediate criticism from China.

An announcement of the U.S. boycott is planned for this week, an administration official said Monday. 

The decision to withhold official U.S. representation at the Olympics was made several weeks ago, though administration officials waited to make the announcement to allow some time to pass after a phone call last month between President Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to stabilize tense relations, advisers to the administration said.

While such a boycott would keep U.S. officials from attending the games, the move wouldn’t affect participation by athletes.... Read More: FOX Business