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Blinken postpones China visit after Chinese spy balloon spotted in US

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th February, 2023 11:35:21 AM
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed a visit to China that had been expected to start on Friday after a Chinese spy balloon was tracked flying across the United States in what Washington called a "clear violation" of US sovereignty, India Today reported.

The Pentagon said on Thursday it was tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States. Officials said military leaders considered shooting it down over Montana on Wednesday but eventually recommended against this to President Joe Biden because of the safety risk from debris.