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US says it cannot confirm China collected real-time data from spy balloon

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Air Force U-2 pilot looks down at the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon as it hovers over the central continental United States on February 3, 2023 before later being shot down by the Air Force off the coast of South Carolina, in this photo released by the U.S. Air Force through the Defense Department on February 22, 2023. U.S. Air Force/Department of Defense/Handout via Reuters

Reuters US President Joe Biden’s administration said on Monday it could not confirm reports that China was able to collect real-time data from a spy balloon as it flew over sensitive military sites earlier this year, saying analysis was still ongoing. NBC News on Monday reported that the Chinese balloon was able to transmit data […]

US seeks Chinese balloon remnants, says approach to China will stay calm

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Washington DC, US/Beijing, ChinaReuters The US Coast Guard on Monday imposed a temporary security zone in waters off South Carolina during the military’s search for debris from a suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down by a US fighter jet, and the White House said it would keep a calm approach to relations with Beijing. President […]

US military says it is searching for remnants of Chinese spy balloon

The suspected Chinese spy balloon drifts to the ocean after being shot down off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, U.S. February 4, 2023. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Washington DC, US Reuters The US military said on Sunday it is searching for remnants of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down the previous day, in a dramatic spy saga that has further strained American-Chinese relations. The US Navy is working to recover the balloon and its payload and the Coast Guard is […]

US shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon

A view of what is believed to be a suspected Chinese spy balloon when it was shot down, seen from Holden Beach, U.S., February 4, 2023. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floated off the country’s southeastern coast on Saturday, a Reuters witness and US officials said, drawing to a close a dramatic spying saga that drew a spotlight on worsening Sino-US relations. President Joe Biden approved a military plan to […]