OREANDA-NEWS  This was announced by the official representative of the Foreign Ministry of China Zhao Lijian on July 28 at a press briefing. 

The Chinese diplomat explained that members of the congressional executive committee on China said that if the Chinese government does not change its stance towards Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, American companies sponsoring the games will be complicit in covering up politics, including genocide against the Uyghurs. 

The spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that the so-called genocide in Xinjiang is a lie fabricated by anti-Chinese forces. Certain congressmen in the United States, because of ideological and political reasons, have used this to vilify China and try to undermine efforts to prepare and host the Winter Olympics. 

China believes that this is contrary to the spirit of the Olympic Charter and harms the interests of athletes from all countries.

“We believe that any rational and conscientious business, especially American business that has benefited enormously from more than four decades of progress in China, will make the right choice”, Zhao Lijian concluded.