Taiwan welcomed the decision saying the training and equipment would help defend itself against Beijing's "continuing military expansion and provocation".
Cheng Lei worked as a TV anchor for Chinese state media for a decade before being detained in 2020 amid worsening diplomatic relations between Australia and China.
Unnamed US officials have been sharing questionable intelligence reports with journalists about Beijing’s support for Russia.
Paralympic organisers initially announced that Russians and Belarusians would be allowed to compete in Beijing, but reversed course one day before the opening.
The French president is learning yet another hard lesson in foreign policy mere weeks before the April presidential election.
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The Games will run until February 20 and are taking place inside a vast "closed loop" bubble designed to thwart the coronavirus.
Some Western officials and analysts hope that Beijing might play a mediating role between the West and Russia over the Ukrainian conflict - but that is probably unlikely.
"If there is a conflict in Ukraine, it is not going to be good for China either," State Department official says.
The US-China rivalry will force Islamabad to continue focusing on geostrategy.
Hong Kong's government has announced that it will create new local legislation that will outlaw a new set of crimes.
US President Joe Biden last month described Taiwan as "independent" and invited the self-ruled island to its recent Democracy Summit.
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