Blinken was going to America
Blinken was due to visit Beijing on Sunday for talks aimed at reducing US-China tensions. It was the first high-profile visit since the leaders of the two countries met in Indonesia last November, but the US abruptly canceled Blinken’s trip after the Chinese balloon was detected. Although China claims it is only a meteorological research balloon. The Pentagon has rejected China’s claim that the balloon is related to weather research, that it is not used to monitor US military sites and that it has limited navigational capabilities. Uncensored reactions on the Chinese Internet say that the US is exaggerating the situation.
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Chen Haoyang, a Chinese military expert at the Taihe Institute, said on Phoenix TV, one of the leading national TV channels, “The US is exaggerating this as a threat from China to its national security. Actually we haven’t done that. And compare to the US military threat usually aimed at us, can you say it’s too little? Their surveillance planes, their submarines, their naval ships are all coming near our borders. Defense officials said the balloon was previously seen over Montana, home to one of three US nuclear missile silo areas at Malmstrom Air Force Base.
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President Joe Biden declined to shoot down the balloon following advice from defense officials, who were concerned that people below could be injured by debris. Meanwhile, men armed with binoculars and telephoto lenses tried to find the ‘spy balloon’ in the sky as it headed southeast over Kansas and Missouri at 60,000 feet (18,300 m). China’s foreign ministry again insisted on Saturday that the balloon’s journey was beyond its control and urged the US not to “slander” China on the basis of the balloons.
China obeys the laws
Wang said, “China has always strictly followed international law, we do not accept any baseless speculation and propaganda. In the face of unforeseen circumstances, both sides need to remain calm, communicate in a timely manner, avoid wrong decisions and resolve differences. Alfred Wu, associate professor at the National University of Singapore, said China’s apology was not sincere. It seems “Meanwhile, the relationship will not improve in the near future… because the gap is too big,” he said.