Britain considers approving limited government attendance at Beijing Olympics
The India Times reported according to Reuters that The Telegraph reported on Wednesday, Britain is considering approving limited government attendance at the Beijing Olympics that would stop short of a full diplomatic boycott.
The report said, an outright ban on ministerial and diplomatic representation at the Winter Games remains a possibility.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain had not yet decided on whether government representatives would attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.
According to the newspaper, one option under consideration for ministers is to skip the Games, but for Caroline Wilson, the country's ambassador to China, to attend.
The report added, an outright diplomatic boycott is supported in other quarters of government and is heavily backed by China hawks in Parliament.
On Tuesday, Australia announced a diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, joining the United States with a similar boycott this week.