The Olympic flame for next year’s games in China is set to be lit at an empty stadium amid growing international opposition to Beijing hosting the games. According to the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the ceremony of lighting the Olympic flame will take place in accordance with local COVID-19 protocols.
The Pentagon said it remains committed to building its relationship with Taiwan. During a press briefing Tuesday, Department of Defense spokesperson John Kirby affirmed America’s relationship with the autonomous island nation is “rock solid.”
The Biden administration affirmed a stance that has added to regional tensions between China and Taiwan.