Calls grow louder to boycott Beijing’s Olympics — and analysts warn of retaliation from China


- The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are set to be hosted by Beijing between Feb. 4 to 20.

- Relations between major Western powers and China have been tense over allegations of severe human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region – home to the Uyghur Muslims, who have been identified by the United Nations, U.S. and UK as a repressed ethnic group.

- For its part, China has repeatedly denied allegations of forced labor and other abuses in Xinjiang.