January 25, 2022

Young Launches “Beijing Behaving Badly” to Highlight Abuses by Chinese Communist Party as Olympics Approach

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) kicked off Beijing Behaving Badly,” campaign during the ten days leading up to the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics that will highlight countless concerns surrounding the Chinese Communist Party.

“The Opening Ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics are just days away. Due to the Chinese Communist Party’s record of human rights abuses, the United States – along with other nations – is imposing a diplomatic boycott. No government official will attend these Games. We are rooting hard for our athletes, but it’s important for them to know what they are walking into as they compete.

“As the world watches the Olympics in Beijing, the actions of Chinese Communist Party cannot go unchecked, and I’m ready to hold them accountable,” said Senator Young.

Click here to watch Senator Young’s video launching “Beijing Behaving Badly.”

Over the next ten days, Senator Young will discuss abuses against journalists, forced labor concerns, surveillance warnings, censorship, and more on social media and press appearances.

Follow the campaign on social media via the #BeijingBehavingBadly hashtag.

Editor’s Note: Press interested in scheduling an interview with Senator Young regarding China’s human rights abuses can email Heidi Reutebuch at Heidi_Reutebuch@Young.Senate.Gov.