On Saturday, the Chinese government stated that President Biden’s action of shooting down the balloon that entered American airspace was an overreaction, and that it retains the right to take additional actions.
China asserts that the balloon was a civilian airship and not a spy tool as claimed by the US, and that the US’s destruction of its property seriously violates international norms, according to a statement obtained by The New York Times.
“In these circumstances, for the United States to insist on using armed force is clearly an excessive reaction that seriously violates international convention,” the statement said. “China will resolutely defend the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprise involved, and retains the right to respond further.”
Two US Air Force fighter jets took out the balloon off the coast of North Carolina Saturday afternoon.
By the time the white orb — the size of three school buses — deflated and fell into the ocean, it had spent eight days in the country and covered more than 4,000 miles of American territory.
Biden admitted that the Pentagon had known about the balloon since it entered US air space, but decided to keep their knowledge of it a secret to preserve the Chinese-American relationship ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
China had publicly said Friday that the balloon was a “civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes” that had “deviated far from its planned course.”
The balloon’s entry into American airspace was unintended, the nation maintains.
We will be in a War, soon.
No, Trump will be back in White House and he will end all of Jokementia’s beloved wars… again…
China-owned-Jokementia allowed the China Spy Balloon to finish its spying on all of USA before authorizing a shoot down… aka BalloonGate…
Yeah we shoot it down after it already got the information it was looking for
That’s the Biden admin in a nutshell…
Where does China get off being outraged at our shooting down it’s sky balloon over our country? Oh, that ‘s right, Biden said they could do it and he wouldn’t object to anything they photographed while they were “visiting” our country. This buffoon needs to be removed asap and that cackling VP along with him.
Can’t shoot down a balloon that identifies as a bomber…
Joe is insane. It should have been shot down when it entered our airspace in Alaska. If China was concerned, then they should have gotten ahold of The White House to notify them of the upcoming situation. I must agree that things would be much different without Joe’s input!
Fuck you, China!!!!!! Your country will be DESTROYED in 2024-2025!
Where do the Chinese get off being offended when we shoot down a balloon that had entered OUR airspace? Is Biden in the pocket of the Chinese? OF COURSE HE IS! Why else would this idiot shoot this down after it had taken the grand tour of OUR country? As far as him saying he wanted to shoot it down on day one, obviously the man thinks we underlings are idiots. He lies about the Pentagon and tells us that they recommended that we don’t shoot it down (until they got all the info they needed). HE’S THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, which makes him their boss!
The spy Balloon should have been downed.when it entered Alaska airspace.
Why wait until it surveys all important military facilities and other important facilities before shooting it down.
The whole Biden administration are a bunch of buffoons.They do not give a Damn about the USA.
Oh…..sooooo…..China now has ..”carte-blanche”.. to penetrate any countries air-space with impunity it seems. They can have open sky’s now to do whatever they want inside USA Borders and air space. Ok….to China’s Xi Jingping – fuck you….old fart. When Trump gets into the White House again….tell you what…go ahead and send more balloons – heck send a squadron of J-20’s roaring across USA territory and lets see what happens. It will be “bye-bye J-20’s and all pilots.” Try it….I dare you…!!!