Biden Says White House Considering Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

November 19, 2021   |   Referencing article published by theepochtimes.com
President Joe Biden said Nov. 18 that the White House is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing …
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