Dominic Raab says he is ‘very unlikely’ to attend Beijing Winter Olympics

The UK’s foreign secretary has said it was “highly unlikely” he would go to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, and said there were great sensitivities around the situation in Xinjiang.

Boris Johnson’s government has so far resisted opposition calls for a political boycott of the event in China next year, but Dominic Raab has suggested ministers could decide to reduce Britain’s political “representation”.

Asked by Sky News if he would attend the Beijing games next year, Mr Raab said: “I doubt it.”

The foreign secretary added: “Of course, there are great sensitivities around Xinjiang and things like that. We’ll decide our level of representation at a political-diplomatic level in due course … It’s highly unlikely I would go.”

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