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German foreign, interior ministers won’t go to Beijing Olympics

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will not travel to the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February, and neither Interior Minister Nancy Faeser. “I am a big sports fan but this time I will definitely not go – in the past, it has also not been common for foreign ministers to go,” she told dpa. She said it was her personal decision and that Germany is still seeking a joint position with EU partners regarding a possible diplomatic boycott of the Games in protest against China’s human rights records. Faeser, whose portfolio includes sport, will also not go, ministry spokesman Steve Alter said …

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