China Threatens To Take Measures Against The U.S.
China claimed that the balloon was not used for spying but it was an unmanned weather airship that was "accidentally" blown off course
On February 4th, a U.S. military jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon on the Carolina Coast.
On Tuesday, China said it is prepared to take measures against U.S. entities related to the downing of the balloon. The announcement did not include what specific measures China plans to focus on in retaliation.
China claimed that the balloon was not used for spying but it was an unmanned weather airship that was “accidentally” blown off course, yet the country has yet to identify what government department or company was responsible.
The United States argued that the airborne object contained the ability to gather significant data from secured areas in the nation.
China announced it’s plans to take countermeasures in “accordance with the law against the relevant U.S. entities that undermine China’s sovereignty and security.”