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White House says U.S. concerned about abuses in China’s Xinjiang region

Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday that U.S. consideration of a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing is driven by concerns about human rights practices in Xinjiang province.

“There are areas that we do have concerns: human rights abuses,” Psaki told reporters. “We have serious concerns.”

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(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing by Chris Reese)

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