This week, Political Union will be debating whether the United States should boycott the 2022 Olympics hosted in Beijing, China. Here are some resources to prepare for the debate.
First, a basic rundown of action and commentary on the subject thus far from Nicholas Reimann, a correspondent from Forbes. [5 minutes ]
A brief rundown on the nature of Chinese Human Rights from Amnesty International. [8 minutes]
The case against a boycott from Gal Luft, a co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. [6 minutes]
And a reflection on our proposed national spirit, free speech, and the related reasoning against a boycott. [4 minutes]
Reflections on a boycott and diplomacy, from Judy Hoarfrost —a member of the famed U.S. "Ping Pong Diplomacy" team in the 1970s; and another from a Anita DeFrantz — a member of the International Olympic Committee and winner of a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympic on Carter’s 1980s Olympic boycott. [5 minutes] [3 minutes]
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