Before reaching the White House earlier this year, US President Joe Biden confirmed that the U.S. economy was on the brink of collapse.
“When I took office, our economy was on the brink of collapse, but now Americans have more money than they had before the epidemic began,” Biden said in a statement on social media.
The U.S. president pointed out that retail sales increased by 8.5 percent compared to the holiday season last year.
On the other hand, The American newspaper “The Hill” reports that the diplomatic boycott of the administration of US President Joe Biden at the Winter Olympics in Beijing shows signs of already limited success.
The newspaper said in its statement on Sunday that the US move to allow athletes in the Olympics, while opposing human rights abuses in China, had the backing of lawmakers from both parties, including human rights groups and key US allies such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, but that support was global. Not at all.
The report said France would send diplomats to Beijing to oppose the use of sports to highlight human rights concerns in China, and that South Korea would not participate in the diplomatic boycott of the Games, citing its cooperation with China in North Korea. , In sharp contrast with the position of the United States. , According to the same newspaper.
Citing government sources in early December, the German foreign minister called for a joint response from European countries to the Olympics, saying that Italy, which is expected to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, had no plans to join the United States. A diplomatic boycott.
As member states are at opposite ends of the spectrum, the EU has not yet made a final decision on how to handle the Games.
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