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China accuses US of flying spy balloons into its airspace

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2023
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Randall Hill/Reuters

China on Monday accused the United States of flying spy balloons into its airspace without permission more than 10 times since the start of 2022, further escalating tensions between the two countries.

"Since last year alone, U.S. high-altitude balloons have illegally flown over China's airspace more than ten times without the approval of relevant Chinese authorities," Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular press briefing in Beijing. "It is not uncommon for U.S. balloons to frequently take the opportunity to carry out...

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