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Several potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates warned U.S. influencers taking money from China to advertise the Beijing Olympics that they’re “condoning” genocide.
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, in addition to Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, cautioned social media stars towards taking the People’s Republic of China’s paycheck to advertise the diplomatically boycotted 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
Haley mentioned that Americans ought to make word of the individuals who do take the communist nation’s money to advertise the games and decried anybody taking money from China as ignoring the continued genocide towards Uyghur Muslims within the nation.
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“Americans ought to take the names of any celeb or influencer being paid by the Chinese authorities to advertise the Olympics,” Haley informed Fox News in a Thursday assertion.
“To put it plainly, anybody who’s receiving a paycheck from President Xi is popping a blind eye to human rights and condoning the genocide of tens of millions of Uyghurs,” she continued.
Cruz informed Fox News that the world is being attentive to the atrocities in Xinjiang, whatever the stream of propaganda popping out of Beijing.
“No quantity of propaganda on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party will distract from the very fact the CCP is engaged in an ongoing genocide and is responsible of a large number of human rights abuses,” Cruz mentioned in an announcement.
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The Republicans’ feedback got here after a report from the Washington Free Beacon earlier this week in regards to the communist authorities of China’s plan to pay influencers to advertise the Olympic Games from which the U.S., Australia and Canada have pulled their diplomatic delegations.
The report cited disclosures that had been filed with the Justice Department below the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) displaying that the Chinese consulate in New York City paid a New Jersey-based public relations agency $300,000 to rent well-liked Instagram, TikTook and Twitch customers to advertise the Olympics and China-U.S. relations.
Cotton informed Fox News that he’s not stunned by the Chinese Communist Party’s plan to repay on-line celebrities and suggested those that take the money to learn up on the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
“The Chinese Communist Party frequently infiltrates American universities and firms—it’s no shock that they’re making an attempt to bribe ‘influencers’ to unfold propaganda,” Cotton informed Fox News in a Thursday electronic mail. “I’d encourage any influencer cozying as much as the CCP to familiarize themselves with the Foreign Agents Registration Act.”
Republicans have argued that the Biden administration’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics doesn’t go far sufficient, with Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., saying the games ought to be pulled from China fully.
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“What President Biden ought to do is insist that the International Olympic Committee transfer the Olympics from Beijing. The United States ought to lead the world in defending not solely our personal athletes, however all athletes from the malign habits of the Chinese Communist Party as evidenced by the latest disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai,” Hagerty mentioned earlier this month.
Although three years out, Cotton, Cruz and Haley have all been floated as potential challengers to President Biden for the White House.