Shullman quoted in The Washington Post on the US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

“The hope is that Washington’s leadership here will embolden allies in Europe and perhaps Australia to do the same. A common position among democracies will send a significantly stronger message about the unacceptable nature of China’s abuses than a singular U.S. effort that Beijing will seek to dismiss as a gimmick driven by U.S. rivalry with China.”

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David Shullman, director of the Global China program at the Atlantic Council.

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Image: Lien Te-An of Taiwan, a luger, trains at the Olympic Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 7. The Winter Olympics will get underway on February 9. (Reuters/Edgar Su)