Biden administration is expected to announce this week boycotting the 2022 Olympics due to the human rights records of China.
China has threatened to take "countermeasures" if US politicians didn’t stop calling for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Those calling for a boycott are "grandstanding" and should stop "so as not to affect the dialogue and cooperation between China and the United States in important areas," Zhao Lijian, China's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
"If the US insists in willfully clinging to its course, China will take resolute countermeasures," he said at a news conference.
The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that US government officials will not attend the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, CNN reported on Sunday.
China's human rights record
US President Joe Biden said last month that he was considering such a diplomatic boycott to protest China's human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against minority Muslims.
The administration has been under pressure from activists and members of Congress to skip the games.
The White House declined to comment on CNN's report on Sunday.
Four sources with knowledge of the administration's thinking previously told Reuters that there was a growing consensus within the White House to keep US officials away from the Beijing Olympics.
CNN said the US boycott would not prevent its athletes from competing in the games.
The State Department did not respond to questions about the report late Sunday.