Beijing did not elaborate on the incidents, urging reporters to “refer to the US side.”
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discord balloons. China on Monday, February 13, accused American balloons of violating its airspace more than 10 times since early 2022. An allegation linked to tensions between Beijing and Washington following a Chinese plane overflying the United States.
In early February, the US military shot down a Chinese balloon presented by the Pentagon as a spy balloon designed to gather sensitive information. The device’s destruction was strongly denounced by China, which ensures it is a simple civilian aerostat that has deviated from its trajectory. Since that incident, other flying objects have been sighted over Canada and the United States before being shot down. The nature of these devices and their affiliation is not yet known.
Asked about these questions, Beijing assured on Monday that American balloons had violated its airspace. “As of last year alone, American balloons have flown over (the territory of) China more than 10 times without permission,” Chinese diplomatic spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters. He did not elaborate on the incidents, urging reporters to “refer to the US side.”
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