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US media utilizing ‘spy’ balloon incident to ‘smear’ China, suggests Beijing | World News


AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Beijing stated Saturday that US media and politicians experienced taken gain of US allegations that China flew an espionage balloon above the northwest United States.

The discovery of the balloon prompted US Secretary of Condition Antony Blinken on Friday to terminate a exceptional prepared journey to Beijing.

Times prior to the final decision to scrap the go to — aimed at easing tensions among the two nations around the world — China issued a exceptional assertion of regret and blamed winds for pushing what it known as a civilian airship into US airspace.

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On Saturday, China’s overseas ministry launched one more assertion addressing Blinken’s announcement.

“China… in no way violated the territory and airspace of any sovereign place,” it stated.

“Some politicians and media in the United States utilized the (balloon) incident as a pretext to assault and smear China.”

The ministry stated sustaining interaction channels at all degrees was crucial, “specially in working with some unpredicted predicaments in a serene and dependable method”.

The assertion more included with regards to Blinken’s journey, which was to have started Sunday and experienced been extensively publicised in the United States: “As a subject of reality, neither China nor the United States has introduced any go to.

“It is the United States’ individual final decision to launch the related data and we regard that.”

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