"Having won, they [the Chengdu bid committee] have gone on make
extremely dubious choices for their Guests of Honour. Sergey Lukianenko
an avid supporter of the ongoing Russian effort to obliterate Ukraine
and Ukrainians, while Liu Cixin supports the Xinjiang internment camps.
It’s their WorldCon, and they can do what they like but I am not going
to supply implied support by standing for or accepting Hugo nominations connected to this WorldCon."
Nicoll has been nominated four times in the past. He's perhaps best
known for having said, "The problem with defending the purity of the
English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore.
We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other
languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their
pockets for new vocabulary."