Spy Balloon Row: The US continues its tough stance on spy balloons. Top diplomats from the United States and China met on Saturday in the first high-level contact between their countries. The US shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon two weeks ago Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent a message that Beijing’s surveillance program was “exposed to the world”.
America warns China about balloon intrusion
According to the US State Department, Blinken and Wang Yi, the most senior foreign policy official of the Chinese Communist Party, held an hour-long conversation in Munich where they were attending an international security conference. “I condemn the intrusion of PRC surveillance balloons and stress that this should never happen again,” Blinken said in a tweet, referring to the People’s Republic of China.
His spokesman, Ned Price, said in a statement that Blinken has made it clear that the United States will not stand by any violation of our sovereignty. According to a Washington Post report, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a meeting with top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi, said that the balloon blasphemy should not happen again.
US Secretary of State Blinken said on Twitter that just met China’s top diplomat Wang Yi. I condemned the incursion by the Chinese surveillance balloon and stressed that it should never happen again. The statement came as the two top diplomats met on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference.
‘America does not want conflict with China’
Blinken also told Wang that the US does not seek conflict with China. Reiterating a standard thing that the Biden administration has provided since coming to power. “The United States will compete and stand up for our values and interests without regret, but we do not seek conflict with the PRC and are not seeking a new Cold War,” Price said. Blinken underlined the importance of “maintaining diplomatic dialogue and maintaining open lines of communication at all times.”
In addition to the balloon incident, Price said that Blinken had reiterated warnings to China against providing aid to Russia to help in its war against Ukraine, including helping Moscow avoid sanctions imposed on Russia by the West. Was.