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Chinese balloon crosses Taiwan Strait median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that a People's Liberation Army (PLA) balloon was detected crossing the Taiwan Strait median line on Thursday (Dec. 7)...

China sanctions Lockheed Martin, Raytheon over Taiwan sales

China imposed trade and investment sanctions on Lockheed Martin and a unit of Raytheon on Thursday, saying the step was because of them supplying weapons to Taiwan. Beijing has been stepping up effo...

Japan told China violation of airspace by balloons is unacceptable, spokesman says

TOKYO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Japan told China that violations of its airspace by uncrewed surveillance balloons were absolutely unacceptable, a spokesman for the government said on Wednesday. Japan...

Diplomatic spat deepens as U.S. examines Chinese balloon debris

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A diplomatic rift between China and the United States deepened on Tuesday with Beijing accusing Washington of flying high-altitude balloons into its airspace and...

US defends decision to shoot down 3 unidentified objects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday defended the shootdowns of three unidentified objects in as many days even as it acknowledged that officials had no indication the objects were intended for...

UK to review security after unknown objects puzzle N America

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that the government would do “whatever it takes” to protect the country, as the U.K. announced a security review after several unidentified...

US probing if flying objects had a 'surveillance aspect'

In a press conference on Monday, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby justified shooting down three unidentified flying objects in recent days, as they posed a risk to civilian air tr...

Taiwan says Chinese spy balloons 'very frequently' enter airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese officials have revealed that Chinese military balloons have been entering Taiwan's airspace "very frequently" with dozens of such intrusions record...

US jets down 4 objects in 8 days, unprecedented in peacetime

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. fighter jet shot down an “unidentified object” over Lake Huron on Sunday on orders from President Joe Biden. It was the fourth such downing in eight days and the latest milita...

China says US flew balloons in its airspace

The row between China and the United States over surveillance balloons deepened on Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of more than ten incursions since the beginning of last year. Chinese Forei...

US says China balloon could collect intelligence signals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The China balloon shot down by the U.S. was equipped to detect and collect intelligence signals as part of a huge, military-linked aerial surveillance program that targeted more than...

Pentagon: China's conducted spy balloon program for years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chinese balloon shot down off the South Carolina coast was part of a large surveillance program that China has been conducting for “several years,” the Pentagon said Wednesday. ...

US' Blinken, NATO's Stoltenberg rebuke China over balloon

The US and NATO on Wednesday both criticized China over the network of suspected spy balloons like the one shot down off the eastern coast of the US last week. The White House described the balloon a...

White House: Improved surveillance caught Chinese balloon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday that improvements ordered by President Joe Biden to strengthen defenses against Chinese espionage helped to identify last week’s spy balloon — and to deter...

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

WASHINGTON (AP) — What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across U.S. airspace triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. ...