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Biden Asserts U.S. 'Made Clear' It Will Protect Sovereignty Against China

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2023
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President Joe Biden said during his State of the Union address Tuesday night that the United States "made clear" it will protect its sovereignty against threats from China, as the U.S. on Saturday downed a Chinese surveillance balloon hovering in American airspace.

Biden over the weekend ordered the military to shoot down the balloon, which was first spotted over Billings, Montana, on Wednesday. The orb was traveling in violation of international law, escalating tensions between the nations. It prompted Secretary of State Antony Blinken to postpone a planned visit to...

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