Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian mentioned Wednesday that some US politicians have been trying “to smear and discredit China in an attempt to interfere with and hinder the preparation and holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics.”
“This is a serious violation of the spirit of the Olympic Charter and damages the interests of athletes from all countries and the international Olympic cause,” he mentioned at an everyday press briefing. “The remarks of these congressional members are full of arrogance, ignorance and lies. This is a typical American farce, and is bound to be unpopular and unsuccessful.”
He requested the executives whether or not the Games must be relocated.
“As long as governments are allowing the athletes to attend the games, we as Visa will be there to support or sponsor them,” mentioned Andrea Fairchild, Visa’s senior vp of Global Sponsorship Strategy.
David Holyoke, head of Airbnb’s Olympics and Paralympics Partnership, mentioned that the corporate’s partnership with the International Olympic Committee is “not focused on Beijing or any other single games.”
And Intel government vp and basic counsel Steven Rodgers mentioned that the corporate has “not stated a position on the location of the games.”
Procter & Gamble’s Sean Mulvaney, senior director of worldwide authorities relations and public coverage, mentioned the corporate was “holding off” on advertising choices to listen to the fee’s views.
And Visa’s Fairchild mentioned that the corporate is concentrated on Tokyo, including that it’s too quickly to make different choices given the pandemic.
Asked for additional remark, Airbnb advised NCS Business that the corporate seems “forward to continuing to share more information with the Commission regarding our work to support Olympic and Paralympic athletes and our ongoing commitment to enabling economic empowerment in communities around the world.”
Coca Cola mentioned that it didn’t have something so as to add to its remarks to the Commission. The different firms didn’t reply to a request for remark.