Chinese spy balloon shot down by US upon Pres. Biden’s order

China charged the US with using excessive force after the US military shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon on Saturday.

After passing over vital military locations across North America, the United States shot down a balloon off the coast of Carolina. China stated that the flyover was the result of an accident involving a passenger plane.

Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng declared that he officially complained to the Americans. over the “U.S. Embassy on Sunday.” attack by military force on a Chinese civilian unmanned airship.

Although he wanted the balloon brought down even sooner, on Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued the order. According to U.S. authorities, he was told that the operation would be best performed over water. Military experts concluded that dropping it down over land from a height of 60,000 feet would put people on the ground in unnecessary danger.

The United States was chastised for its “obvious overreaction” and “severe breach of international practise,” to which China retaliated that it maintained the right to “take future steps.”

The relevant company’s legal rights and interests would be steadfastly upheld by China, according to a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday. However, China also reserved the right to take additional remedial measures.

China’s Ministry of Defense echoed the statement later in the day, saying it “reserves the right to take necessary measures to deal with similar situations,” in a statement released on Sunday. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it “will firmly uphold the relevant company’s legitimate rights and interests, while at the same time reserving the right to take further actions in response.”

The balloon’s appearance this week in the sky over the United States delivered a serious blow to already tense and deteriorating U.S.-Chinese ties that have been going downhill for years. It led Secretary of State Antony Blinken to unexpectedly postpone a crucial trip to Beijing intended to defuse tensions.