US narcissistic to make an issue of Beijing Winter Olympics: Global Times editorial


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: VCG

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, saying that world leaders should shun the Games. She claimed that for heads of state who sit in the seats of the Games in China, “what moral authority do you have to speak again about human rights any place in the world?”

Pelosi’s clamor actually exposes a sense of powerlessness of the US extreme political elite. The most radical Western politicians have been advocating a complete boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, or to change the host city. But Olympic Committee and athletes of all countries strongly oppose this idea. People like Pelosi understand that it is unrealistic to sabotage the Beijing Winter Olympics that way. They are forced to accept failure and seek the second best. Now they promote a “diplomatic boycott,” which is not only a way to continue to cause trouble for Beijing, but also to…

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