TRANSCRIPT: VAUSE: According to a Western intelligence report, Chinese officials asked senior Russian officials to wait until after the Beijing Winter Olympics before invading Ukraine. U.S. officials believe the report is credible. China says it’s a smear. The invasion began four days after the closing ceremonies. Hmm. It’s unclear whether President Xi personally made the request when he met with Russia's president Vladimir Putin at the start of the Games. Moscow and Beijing later issued a joint statement condemning NATO expansion and saying their partnership had no limits."